Bella Hadid Is Training For The 2016 Olympics In This Surprising Sport
Bella Hadid is giving her sister Gigi Hadid a run for her money. After walking in an impressive roster of fashion week shows, from Diane Von Furstenberg in New York to Moschino in Milan, Hadid is quickly becoming one of the most talked about models of the moment. And if being a top model isn't enough, Bella Hadid is training for the 2016 Olympics. Yeah, you read that right.
It turns out that Bella is a champion equestrian and is hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympic games. She grew up riding horses with her mom, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and former model Yolanda Foster, and has competed professionally throughout her life. While some models do yoga or box (like her sister Gigi), Bella uses horseback riding for her mental health.
"I find horses have the same effect [as yoga]. You have to put your ego aside and concentrate on making the horse do the things you want it to do, and move in the way you want it to move," she told PORTER Magazine.
In an equestrian-themed PORTER spread, Bella got to show off her expert technique and how great she looks in high-fashion equestrian looks from the likes of Isabel Marant and Givenchy.
Bella is just full of surprises. Here are seven other things you might not know about the model.
1. Gigi isn't her only sibling who models
Anwar Hadid, the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid kicked off his modeling career this month in an editorial in the October issue of NYLON. Good genes clearly run in the family.
2. She is BFFs with Stella Maxwell
The two are practically inseparable during fashion month. It seems like there is a new Instagram of the duo posted every day.
3. She moved to New York to study photography
Bella originally moved to NYC to go to Parsons The New School of Design to study photography, telling Luckyshops.com that it helps her be in front of the camera.
4. She never planned on being a model
In an interview with Teen Vogue last year, Bella said that modeling was never really in her plan because it was always "Gigi's thing."
5. She walked in Kanye's Yeezy 2 show alongside Kylie Jenner
You would literally never have known if someone didn't point her out.
6. She was arrested for a DUI in 2014
In an episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Foster (Bella's mother) got a call that her daughter, who was 17 years old at the time, had been arrested for a DUI. She did not have to go to prison, but her mom sold her car and made her pay for the lawyer bills herself. Tough love.
7. She made her runway debut at Tom Ford in February 2015
Can you believe that Bella's runway debut was only a few months ago? Bella walked in Tom Ford's F/W 2015 show in Los Angeles in February 2015 and has been a popular runway figure ever since.