“I usually never respond to anybody and I think that night I just really had had it.”
She’s got more than 17 million followers on Instagram, with whom she often shares snippets of her glamorous life.
However Bella Hadid has revealed that life on a public platform isn’t as always glossy as it seems.
The half-Palestinian model has opened up about a recent vicious comment she received on social media, revealing that the attack “deeply hurt her”.
A troll called the 21-year-old and her friend and fellow model Kendall Jenner “fake” on a photo of the pair posted on a fan Instagram account.
“Money can get you a new face but not a nicer personality which these two girls need,” the commenter wrote.
Hadid, who typically ignores trolls and critics, decided not to let this one lie, writing back: “I wish you would know either of our personalities.
“And not only that, I wish you would only grasp a heart of your own. Blessings to you sweetheart. Jealousy is a cry for help that I wish I could help you with.”
The model and face of Dior Beauty opened up about the exchange at the Coachella music festival this weekend, telling People “I usually never respond to anybody and I think that night I just really had had it”.
“At the end of the day, I don’t want to be mean, and I don’t want to ‘clap back.’ We’re all just human beings and it wasn’t even about what they said about our faces, it was just that — don’t attack my personality because you don’t know me. That’s what deeply hurts me.”
Hadid also stuck up for 22-year-old Jenner, adding: “She’s such an amazing girl and so kind and so sweet and really generous from her heart, and people really don’t know that about her.”
The star also revealed she’s dialled back on sharing so much on social media, telling the US magazine “I used to be a really big over-sharer”.
“I think to be able to conserve my own self, I need to be able to take a step back and keep my centre and keep my privacy.”
The model’s words come shortly after she opened up about her battles with social anxiety, telling a contestant on TV series Making a Model that “I would literally blackout”.
“I would literally start crying and shaking if I had to do interviews at red carpet events because it was really nerve-wracking and it is scary,” Bella said, in a clip obtained by the Daily Mail.
“I promise I went through that, it gets better once you start doing it every day, it’s my job I have to do it anyway.”
Kudos to Hadid for opening up about her personal struggles to help those in similar situations who may feel alone.
Images: Bella Hadid/Instagram