Bella would jeopardize her modeling career to support Palestine
Bella Hadid said she was “not on this earth to be a model” while revealing she would lose her modeling career but won’t stop expressing her support for the Palestinians in a recent interview.
The 25-year-old supermodel opened up about how sad and lonely she feels at not being able to grow up in the “Muslim culture” with her Palestinian father, Mohamed Hadid.
Daughter of Palestinian real estate developer and Dutch model Yolanda Hadid, Bella moved to California after spending her early years with her Palestinian family in Washington DC.
In a new interview with GQ Magazine, Bella noted how disconnected she felt living in California and away from her Palestinian roots after her parents divorced.
The Santa Barbara-raised model said she’s “never been able to see myself in anything,” adding, “I’ve missed that part of me for so long and it’s made me really, really sad and lonely.” did.”
“I would have liked to have grown up and been with my father every day and studied and really practiced, generally been able to live in a Muslim culture. But that wasn’t given to me,” she shared.
“I speak for the elderly who still live there, who never got to see Palestine freely, and for the children who can still grow up and have a beautiful life,” Bella said.
Gigi Hadid’s sister previously told the Rep Podcast that she has lost many modeling opportunities and friendships due to her standing up for Palestine.
But that doesn’t stop the model from declaring her support for the Palestinian cause, as she said, “I’ve realized I’m not on this earth to be a model.”
Bella continued, “I am so fortunate and blessed to be in a position to speak the way I do. And really, the downfall is what? That I’ll lose my job?”