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Isabella Khair Hadid (Arabic: بيلا حديد; hə-DEED; born October 9, 1996) is an American fashion model. Throughout her career, she has made 29 appearances on international Vogue covers. In 2022, she was named Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual list in 2023. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Hadid began her modeling career at the age of 16. She was signed to IMG Models in August 2014, and made her New York Fashion Week debut the following month. In 2016, she was voted "Model of the Year" by industry professionals for Models.com. In 2017, Hadid broke Doutzen Kroes's record for the most Vogue September covers in one year by appearing in five international editions (China, Spain, Brazil, Australia and Arabia). One of the most successful models in the world (as of 2021), Hadid has developed a cult following of fans. Since 2018, Hadid has been one of the highest paid models in the world, earning $19 million. Early life Isabella Khair Hadid was born on October 9, 1996, in Washington, D.C. Her father, Mohamed Hadid, is a Palestinian real estate developer, while her mother, Yolanda Hadid (née van den Herik), is a Dutch former model. Through her father, Hadid claims descent from Zahir al-Umar, ruler of northern Palestine in the mid-18th century. She has an older sister, Gigi Hadid, and a younger brother, Anwar, both of whom are also models. She also has two older paternal half-sisters, Marielle and Alana. Hadid and her siblings were raised on a ranch in Santa Barbara, California. The family moved to Beverly Hills after ten years. As a teenager, Hadid was an equestrian and dreamed of competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics, although she competed in equitation, which is not an Olympic discipline. She was diagnosed, along with her mother and brother, with Chronic Lyme disease in 2012. After graduating from Malibu High School in 2014, Hadid moved to New York City to study photography at the Parsons School of Design. She suspended her studies to focus on her modeling career, but has expressed an interest in returning to school once she's done modeling to branch out into fashion photography. Hadid has also expressed an interest in acting. Career 2012–2014: Early work Hadid's modeling career began when she was sixteen years old with a commercial project for Flynn Skye. She also appeared in modeling projects such as Lesa Amoore's "The Swan Settings", alongside actor Ben Barnes, and Holly Copeland's "Smoking Hot". Hadid also modeled for Hanna Hayes' Fall/Winter 2013 Collection, and did campaign work for Chrome Hearts, the family brand of her best friend, Jesse Jo Stark. 2014–2015: Rise to prominence Hadid signed to IMG Models on August 21, 2014. She made her New York Fashion Week debut in September, walking for Desigual. In December, Hadid made her first cover appearance on Jalouse Magazine, and was featured on day 27 of Love magazine's Love Advent Calendar. In February 2015, Hadid made her runway debut, walking for Tom Ford's Fall/Winter 2015 collection. In April, she was featured in two editions of Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book – "Body By Bella" and "Fantasy Campaigns". In May, she walked for amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala. In the spring, she was featured in a campaign for Botkier Bags. In August, she starred in Victoria's Secret Pink Holiday campaign, alongside models Rachel Hilbert and Devon Windsor. In the fall, she was featured in a campaign for Boghossian Jewelry. In late 2015, at New York Fashion Week, Hadid walked for Diane von Fürstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, and closed for Jeremy Scott. At London Fashion Week, she walked for Topshop Unique and Giles. At Milan Fashion Week, she walked for Philipp Plein, Moschino, Missoni, and Bottega Veneta. At Paris Fashion Week, she walked for Balmain. In December 2015, she made her Chanel debut, walking for the first time for Métiers d'Art in Rome. She appeared on the November 2015 cover of Seventeen. She also starred in Topshop's Holiday campaign, along with eight models, and was featured again on days 14 and 15 of Love's Love Advent Calendar. She and her sister Gigi Hadid, appeared in Balmain's Fall 2015 campaign. and the Fall 2015 ad campaign for Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply. She co-starred in Samsung's Fall/Winter Look Book with Xiao Wen Ju, which incorporated both technology and fashion. During 2015, Hadid shot editorials for several magazines, including Vogue Australia, Vogue Girl Japan, Harper's Bazaar, GQ, W , Town and Country, Pop Magazine, Glamour, and Elle. She also appeared on the covers of Unconditional, Grey, V (with sister, Gigi), Editorialist, Wonderland's 10th Birthday Issue, S Moda, Evening Standard, Teen Vogue, and Twin's Fall/Winter Issue. 2016–2017: Breakthrough In January 2016, Hadid made her Chanel Couture debut during Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer Fashion Week. She also starred in Marc Jacobs' campaign, "My America". In February, she walked for Fenty x Puma at New York Fashion Week. She walked exclusively for Givenchy, Chanel, and Miu Miu at their shows at Paris Fashion Week in March. She also starred in Joe's Jeans Spring 2016 campaign. In May, she made her Australian Fashion Debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, exclusively opening and closing the Misha Collection Resort 17 show. She also walked for amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala and Dior Cruise 2017 in London. On May 31, 2016, Hadid became an ambassador for Dior Makeup. She starred in a web series from the fashion house called Dior Makeup with Bella Hadid, and did a tutorial using their makeup for American Vogue's YouTube channel. In June, she walked Givenchy's Menswear Fall 2016 campaign in Haute Couture during Paris Fashion Week. In July, she walked for Versace, Dior, and closed the show for Alexandre Vauthier. She then closed the show for Fendi's Haute Couture campaign in Rome. Hadid started off the Spring/Summer 2017 season during New York Fashion Week, opening for DKNY and walking for Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, and Marc Jacobs. During London Fashion Week, she exclusively opened for Versus (Versace). During Milan Fashion Week, she opened shows for Alberta Ferretti and Fendi, walked for Max Mara, Moschino, Versace and Bottega Veneta, and closed for Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. She also starred in Topshop's Denim campaign. In June, she was featured in Givenchy's Fall/Winter campaign. In July, alongside Frank Ocean, Kate Moss, and others, she was featured in the Calvin Klein Fall/Winter campaign. In August, she starred in J.W. Anderson's Fall/Winter campaign. She also photographed her close friends, the Stark family, for W . In October, she starred in Misha Collection's campaign, "Gold by Misha". On November 30, she made her Victoria's Secret Fashion Show debut. On December 13, she announced her first clothing line with longtime friend and partner, Chrome Hearts. During .... Discover the Bella J popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Bella J books.

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