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Bella Hadid: How She Feels About Ex TheWeeknd Possibly Referencing Her OnNew Album

The Weeknd‘s 2020 album, After Hours, dropped in the early hours of March 20 and ever since, fans have been searching for clues that some of the songs might be about his on-again, off-again relationship with Bella Hadid. “Bella knows that Abel has always put his heart and soul into his music. She can definitely see why fans would think his music references their relationship and she can’t help but think the same,” a source shared EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife. The singer, born Abel Tesfaye, 30, and supermodel, 23, dated from 2015- November 2016 and again from 2018-2019. With such a love story, there were bound to be some songs about their relationship on The Weeknd’s latest album. And, apparently, that’s something that Bella totally understands and respects.

She understands that musicians write about their past relationships or heartbreaks,” the source continued. “She has a lot of history with him and that doesn’t just go away because they’re not together anymore.” At the time of the break-ups, many fans believed the two had gone their separate ways due to conflicting schedules and work commitments. But they’ve seemingly always maintained a positive, amicable relationship. “Despite things not working out between them, there are people that will always have a special place in our hearts and that’s just the type of connection they have.”

The remnants of the former couple’s romantic relationship, however, might just be in the music. As fans mulled over The Weeknd’s album, they found one particular song that may have hinted to being about Bella. In “Escape From L.A.,” The Weeknd croons about a woman who’s “got Chrome Hearts hanging from her neck.” The Chrome Hearts reference could point to the streetwear brand that Bella has done multiple collaborations with — most recently, the Hellz Bellz Capsule Collection for eyewear that dropped in December 2019. But Bella isn’t the only former flame possibly referenced on the album.

Source: hollywoodlife.com

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Former Victoria’s Secret Executive Ed Razek Allegedly Made Inappropriate Comments About Bella Hadid’s Body During a Fitting

A new report from the New York Times details many allegations of sexual harassment and bullying against two former Victoria’s Secret executives, depicting a “culture of misogyny” within the brand.

The report, which was published on February 1, outlines several instances of alleged harassment from former L Brands execs Ed Razek and Leslie Wexner. (L Brands is the parent company of Victoria’s Secret.) In one particular incident ahead of the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, model Bella Hadid was reportedly the target of lewd comments from Razek.

According to the Times’ report, Razek allegedly watched Bella as she was measured for underwear to wear on the runway. The exec reportedly told the employees in the room to “forget the panties,” and also allegedly made an inappropriate comment about the model’s breasts. The Times adds that Razek allegedly touched another model’s crotch through her underwear during that same fitting. At the time of writing, Bella has not commented on the alleged incident.

The Times notes that an employee later brought a complaint against Razek to the company’s HR department; a copy of the document obtained by the paper reportedly showed more than a dozen allegations against the exec, including demeaning comments and inappropriate touching. This document was reportedly not the only HR complaint throughout Razek’s tenure.

In a statement to the New York Times, Razek denied the allegations against him, writing: “The accusations in this reporting are categorically untrue, misconstrued or taken out of context. I’ve been fortunate to work with countless, world-class models and gifted professionals and take great pride in the mutual respect we have for each other.” However, a representative for L Brands told the Times that the company is focused on corporate governance and workplace and compliance practices, adding in a statement: “We regret any instance where we did not achieve this objective and are fully committed to continuous improvement and complete accountability.

Last summer, a group of over 100 models signed a petition urging Victoria’s Secret to take a stand against sexual harassment and violence after several photographers associated with the brand had been accused of sexual misconduct. The petition also highlighted Wexner’s link to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein — a detail that the new Times report explores further.

The August 2019 petition was accompanied by an open letter from Model Alliance, in partnership with Time’s Up. “We are calling on Victoria’s Secret to take meaningful action to protect its talent and those who aspire to work with the company,” the letter read at the time. “Victoria’s Secret has the opportunity to be a leader, to use its power and influence to bring about the changes that are urgently needed in our industry. Every day, fashion brands, publishing companies, and agencies set the norms of what’s acceptable and what’s not in fashion. If Victoria’s Secret were to take a stand against these abuses and commit to meaningful change by joining the RESPECT Program, this would go a long way in helping our industry chart a new path forward.

Source: teenvogue.com

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LOVE Magazine: Bella admits that she often hated seeing photos of herself

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Bella Hadid seemingly has it all: beauty, wealth, fame and a thriving modelling career that most recently saw her walk the runway for Alexandre Vauthier and Jean Paul Gaultier at Paris Couture Week.  But the 23-year-old, who followed in the footsteps of older sister Gigi in landing her first professional job at 16, says she didn’t always love the way she looked.

In a candid new interview with Ben Reardon of LOVE Magazine, the supermodel admits that she would often hate seeing photos of herself, and felt ‘mortified’ when brands wanted to work with her.

Bella blames this early lack of self-confidence on having started out too early. In my opinion I started modelling way too young,” she says. “I was still growing and my confidence wasn’t fully matured. I didn’t love myself, or didn’t necessarily think I was worthy of all of the recognition I was getting.”

Bella, who is the second daughter of Real Housewife Yolanda Hadid and real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid, grew up in Los Angeles and was a keen equestrian until a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease blighted her Olympic dreams. Modelling was a fallback career, one that proved so successful, she dropped out of school to pursue it.

As a result, she received an informal education from the people she met through her work, developing a strong work ethic, checking her ego and working as a team. “Being a model is about being a team, working together and being creative,” she says. “If I don’t go into a shoot every day and leave being incredibly proud of the work we made then it doesn’t seem like a successful shoot to me.

She adds that most people’s perception of what a fashion shoot is like is wrong. “It’s intense, really fast-paced, then really slow,” she says. “One thing is always the same: everyone is equally important on set. Everyone is there for the same reason, to work hard and make art.”

Bella Hadid: “I need to own my decisions and stand up for myself”
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Bella Hadid: “I need to own my decisions and stand up for myself”

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The superstar model tells Rihanna about her successes, failures and 2020 drive for authenticity.

Rihanna: Can you please introduce yourself?
Bella: My name is Isabella.

Rihanna: What do you think your biggest personal or professional success has been so far?
Bella: The biggest professional success for me has been being able to work alongside the men and women I have looked up to and watched since I was young. It’s been a blessing to watch these artists work and I feel lucky to be a small part of their big visions. My biggest personal success will forever be watching my family be healthy and happy.

Rihanna: What has been your biggest failure been and how did you learn from it?
Bella: My biggest failure as a whole is when I don’t trust and nurture my own intuition. I learned that in order for me to grow and know my personal strengths, I need to own my decisions and stand up for myself and what I believe in.

Rihanna: What are you taking with you into 2020, and what are you leaving behind in 2019?
Bella: 2020 is about leading with love and being the most authentic version of myself as possible ! I’ve seen myself and the people around me grow in so many different ways this year, and in so many aspects of life. I surprised myself with what I found and I feel confident that I will be entering 2020 with a new perspective on my own personal, and professional happiness.

 

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Bella Hadid Shows Off Her Post-Christmas Physique with an Underwear Selfie

Bella Hadid has been enjoying the holiday season, and revealed on Instagram that she’d been having “a very Dutch Christmas.”

As well as spending some much-needed downtime with her family, the Victoria’s Secret model also shared a seriously revealing Instagram vid, in which her midriff was fully on display.

Wearing a tight crop top with long sleeves, Hadid showed off her amazing physique in the mirror, and wrote, “sleepy girl , enjoying it.

She also shared the sweetest family snap taken with sister Gigi Hadid, brother Anwar, and mom Yolanda. In a subsequent photo she revealed that it had been “another wild and crazy Xmas.”

2019 has been another busy year for Bella, who recently opened up to WWD about some of her positive and negative modelling experiences. The prolific model explained, “Rihanna’s amazing. For me, that was the first time on a runway that I felt really sexy. Because when I first did Fenty, I was doing other lingerie shows and I never felt powerful on a runway, like, in my underwear.

She continued, “I like being another character. I think at this point I don’t necessarily love being myself sometimes… Sometimes on the runway you get either nervous or you forget how your legs move.”

Source: harpersbazaar.com