We all know that Bella Hadid is one of the hottest supermodels on the planet, but are looks entirely due to her genes? Skeptics who’ve studied her face over the years can’t help but wonder if she’s had a little help along the way. We’re taking a look at her evolution to determine whether or not she’s ever gone under the knife. Check out pics of the model over the past decade and see if the Bella Hadid plastic surgery rumors are true.
Bella Hadid Comes From A Family Of Supermodels
When it comes to Bella’s success in the fashion world, it certainly helps that she was born to former model and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid. Yolanda, a blonde beauty from the Netherlands, was discovered in her teens by legendary modeling agent Eileen Ford. She spent much of the 1980s strutting down catwalks in Europe and posing in fashion spreads for magazines like Grazia and Vogue.
But Bella’s not the only child who inherited Yolanda’s good looks. As we all know, her older sister Gigi began her own modeling career at the tender age of two. After officially signing with an agency at 17, she became a full-blown sensation. Gigi has graced the cover of Vogue, walked the runway for major designers (Versace, Balmain, Jeremy Scott), and modeled in campaigns for Valentino, Moschino, and Fendi.
Their little brother Anwar, 22, is also a hot commodity. He’s currently signed to IMG Models and has appeared in campaigns for Valentino and Topshop.
Bella Denied Plastic Surgery Rumors For Years
Using computerized mapping techniques, prominent plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva once deemed Bella’s face the number one example of “physical perfection.”
Could she really have been born that way?
Yolanda says absolutely. In 2019, an Instagram user asked the former model, “[Bella] is beautiful but must use fillers?! And she is in the business so how do you rationalize that?”
She quickly came to her daughter’s defense.
“None of my children have never [sic] done fillers or Botox or put anything foreign in their bodies,” she wrote (via Elle). “They know better after seeing what I went through.”
The answer also comes straight from Bella herself. In 2018, she admitted to InStyle that she had wrestled with insecurity when she was younger.
“I had a small waist and big hips and was kind of chubby,” she said. “I love them now, but I was always self-conscious of my hips—whereas my sister had a six-pack and was very athletic. And I thought I had such a weird face. I remember very distinctly getting bullied because of my features.”
Now that she’s more comfortable in her own skin, she challenges anyone who thinks her face is manufactured.
“People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling,” she said. “I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn’t want to mess up my face.”
But despite Bella’s protests, many are still not convinced she is telling the truth. After all, celebrities aren’t exactly known for publicizing their latest procedures.
Photos Of Bella Over The Years Caused Suspicion
There is no shortage of cosmetic surgeons who are convinced that Bella has had work done. Consider this photo of her in 2010. She’s fresh-faced and pretty, but with a noticeably thin upper lip.
By 2014, at Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, the same feature suddenly appears fuller.
“One of the main features to change the most has been the lips,” Dr. Tijion Esho of London’s The Echo Clinic told the Irish Mirror. “Over time, these have increased in both size, shape, and definition, making the use of dermal fillers a possible cause.”
By the time Bella appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021, she looked entirely different from her teen years.
Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai told the Daily Mail that in addition to lip fillers, she suspected that Bella had undergone rhinoplasty (a nose job), and dermal fillers on her cheekbones and jawline.
Dr. Dara Lotta also told Vox that Bella is probably single-handedly responsible for the sudden popularity of brow lifts.
“I actually really think [she] had a lot do with it. I kid you not,” said Liotta. “It’s a nice, long line that our subconscious looks at as framing our eyes.”
Bella Eventually Admitted To Getting A Nose Job
After years of speculation, Bella finally came clean during an interview with Vogue in 2022—she got a nose job when she was only 14 years old and it is something she now regrets. “I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors,” she told the magazine. “I think I would have grown into it.”
Despite going under the knife at such a young age, the supermodel went on to shut down accusations of other cosmetic procedures.
“People think I fully f*cked with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy. I’m pretty sure you don’t look the same now as you did at 13, right? I have never used filler. Let’s just put an end to that. I have no issue with it, but it’s not for me. Whoever thinks I’ve gotten my eyes lifted or whatever it’s called—it’s face tape! The oldest trick in the book.”