Bella Hadid admits she regrets getting a nose job when she was just 14 years old
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Bella Hadid has revealed that she regrets getting a nose job at just 14-years-old.
She also spoke about being compared to her younger sibling Gigi, often feeling as though she was the ‘uglier sister’.
It's the first time she’s opened up about the surgery, having previously told InStyle that she was willing to have her face scanned for fillers as she denied having plastic surgery.
She even previously said that she was ‘scared’ of such procedures and treatments, adding that she ‘didn’t want to mess’ with her face.
Whilst she still denies having fillers, Hadid did reveal to Vogue last year that she’d had a rhinoplasty as a teenager and hit back at others who claimed she’d had additional work done.
“People think I fully f**ked with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy,” she bluntly told the magazine, adding: “I’m pretty sure you don’t look the same now as you did at 13, right?
Since then, the Marc Jacobs model has spoken bravely about the pressure to look a certain way in the cut-throat fashion world.
Often, she felt like she had to live up to European beauty standards despite her Arabic heritage which led to her having the nose job as a young teen.
Now at 25, she admits that she deeply regrets it, telling the publication: “I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors. I think I would have grown into it.”
However, this wasn’t the only factor contributing to her eventual surgery.
As a child, Hadid was often compared to her younger sibling and regularly was made to feel as if she was the ‘uglier sister’.
She continued: "I was the brunette. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing. That’s really what people said about me. And unfortunately, when you get told things so many times, you do just believe it.”
It was this intense anxiety around her looks that led to Hadid seeking out the surgery, with the model revealing that she also suffered from eating disorders, body issues and social anxiety at the time.
Thankfully as she matured, Hadid was able to put her past insecurities behind her and feel more comfortable in her own skin.
Despite her regrets about her own surgery, she still wouldn’t discourage others from seeking treatment, saying: “I have no issue with it, but it’s not for me.”