Why is Hailey Baldwin famous? Well, there are multiple reasons. She has over ten million Instagram followers, and Instagram has been a big part of her rise to fame as a model—but she’s also the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, and she used to date Justin Bieber, one of the most famous popstars in the world.
Baldwin, 20, is on the cover of Elle UK’s July issue, and in an interview with the magazine, she reveals how much she hates being called an Instagram model, saying that she only puts her modeling photos on the social media site to show them to people. “It’s not about me getting paid to model for things on Instagram—of course, sometimes we do get paid for things we do for Instagram and Twitter—but there is a line of calling someone an Insta model or an Insta star. Don’t ever call me that because it really hurts my feelings and it’s disrespectful.”
Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) wearing Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini (@philosophyofficial) in #JulyELLE. Read the full interview with Hailey by Acting Content Director Hannah Nathanson (@hlucynat), on sale June 20th. (Photography by @gilles_bensimon, styling by @amcelle.) #ELLExHailey #HaileyBaldwin
It’s not just her job title that she’s sensitive about. Baldwin also tells the magazine that while she disagrees with her Republican father about political issues, she wouldn’t necessarily label herself a liberal. She says, “I know what’s right. I know when I see our nation being destroyed because of poor decisions on other people’s part. We’re in a horrible time in our country and it’s sad, but I think the one positive that’s come out of it is people coming together across the world, standing united—that’s awesome. You have to try your best to see the positive in all the dark stuff that’s going on. That’s what I try to do.”
@elleuk cover star, Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin), on being the ‘Mom’ of her friendship group: 'I’m the ‘mom’. I like taking care of people, I like nurturing people…We sometimes call Kendall [Jenner] ‘Mamma Kens’ because she’s very rational. She has a good head on her shoulders and she’s a straight thinker…I’m kind of like an encyclopaedia. I’m a little nerdy to be honest.’ Read Hailey’s full interview with @elleuk Acting Content Director, Hannah Nathanson (@hlucynat), in #JulyELLE, on sale June 20th. (📷: @felicitykay using @instaxhq) #ELLExHailey #HaileyBaldwin
Whatever anyone calls her, it sounds like Baldwin is just going to keep doing her thing—which involves posing for plenty of gorgeous photos, many of which she just happens to share on Instagram.