In addition to landing her first Vogue (::soft whisper:: Turkey) cover, Bella Hadid is also on the June cover of a major American magazine, Elle.
Though Elle writes in their copy that Hadid—sister to Gigi and daughter of Yolanda Foster—“opens up about fame, family, and her red-hot modeling career,” it’s the tiniest of openings. Excerpts:
On being the “typical” middle child of siblings Gigi and Anwar:
I am definitely the typical middle child. I love making sure everybody around me is happy, peaceful, and satisfied.
On boyfriend Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd:
I love seeing him happy and passionate about his art. Being able to see how he works, and put both of our workplaces together, turned out to be really beautiful.
Her secret to taking the perfect photograph:
My mom always taught me to think about something happy when I’m working, because it kind of shows through your face. I used to think about my horses, but now I think about other things.
The idea of happiness is important to Bella.