Over the past few years, Bella Hadid has become a modeling superstar. She comes from an extremely wealthy family, and I don’t think there’s any doubt that her family’s financial status is a primary contributor to her fame. It’s easy to dislike people like Bella.
However, Bella, at her core, seems to be quite a genuine human being. After all, she is only a product of the privileged situation she was brought up in, and that has nothing to do with her own personal choices. Although she may be privileged, she still has her own troubles and insecurities that come with being born into such a family. There are expectations to how she should look and act, and these pressures can take a toll on someone over time.
Recently, Bella has opened up about her struggles with her mental health and the pressures she feels to live up to expectations. In an interview with The Telegraph, Bella spoke about how her diagnosis with Lymes disease has affected multiple facets of her life. Lymes disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria spread by ticks. Days to weeks after being infected victims can start experiencing a wide variety of symptoms, including some neurological disorders such as facial palsy and meningitis. Victims often experience migraines and fatigue long after being diagnosed. Bella was forced to cut short her equestrian career, which she thought would be how she spent the rest of her life. The disease often causes her to feel exhausted, and her busy day to day schedule exacerbates her loss of energy. Bella says she gives herself “a lot of shots every day, and vitamins, biotics, stuff like that, but it takes its toll.”
Bella has also been open about her struggles with anxiety, especially when she first entered the model world and the public sphere. “I would literally start crying and shaking if I had to do interviews at red carpet events.” states Hadid “It was really nerve-racking and it’s scary, it’s not only you.” It’s important to remember that even the most famous celebrities in the world are still human beings, they deal with the same kinds of problems we do, and their stakes are often much higher.