You’re forgiven if you thought that Bella Hadid’s life is one bereft of the kinds of anxieties that plague us normies. But, in a recent interview with Net-a-Porter’s Porter magazine, the 20-year-old supermodel revealed that when she’s not taking bikini-clad vacation selfies, Hadid confronts the same kind of issues that most regular teenagers struggle with.
One of those issues is identity. Hadid was raised in an Islamic household by her father, the real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid, and along with her sister Gigi, she identifies as Muslim. So, when President Trump decided to ban Muslims from entering the country, Hadid felt personally affected.
“My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so [President Donald Trump’s travel ban] is actually very close to home for my sister and brother [Anwar Hadid] and me,” she said. “He was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.”
This isn’t the first time Hadid has spoken out about her Muslim faith. When Trump’s ban was first unleashed in January, the Hadid sisters took to the streets of New York in protest. Joined by their mother, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid, and some friends, they joined the "No Ban No Wall” march and brought along a sign that read: “We are all humans.”
“We shouldn’t treat people as if they don’t deserve kindness just because of their ethnicities,” she said at the time. “It’s just not right.”