Bella Hadid is the ELLE July cover star


American fashion model, Bella Hadid, is embodiment of a spirited new generation of celebrity fully in control of the image they project.

Her rise to superstar model and fashion darling has been unorthodox but formidable.

In ELLE UK’s July issue, on newsstands everywhere on June 1, Bella opens up about fame, family, and her modeling career.

On being the “typical” middle child between siblings Gigi and Anwar:

‘I am definitely the typical middle child.

I love making sure everybody around me is happy, peaceful, and satisfied.’

On boyfriend Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd:

‘I love seeing him happy and passionate about his art. Being able to see how he works, and put both of our workplaces together, turned out to be really beautiful.’

Her secret to taking the perfect photograph:

‘My mom always taught me to think about something happy when I’m working, because it kind of shows through your face. I used to think about my horses, but now I think about other things.’

Photographed by Terry Tsiolis, styled by Samira Nasr, interview by Lauren Waterman.

Bella wears cotton-denim jacket, Denim x Alexander Wang. Platinum and diamond pendant necklace, 2016 Tiffany Blue Book Collection.