Bella Hadid Took A Not-Subtle Swipe At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

November 18, 2019 / Posted by:

One year ago, Ed Razek – the creator of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – claimed he didn’t want to send trans models or plus models down the runway, because VS sells a “fantasy.” Ever since then, it’s been bad news for Vicky. Former models (and almost-models) have called out the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which is probably not happening this year, for being outdated, tacky, and having a vary narrow idea when it comes to women. And now there’s some more comments from Bella Hadid that definitely won’t be making the VS publicity team very happy.

Bella Hadid has served up her signature battery-operated mannequin look in three Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows (2016, 2017, and 2018). She’s Ed Razek’s ideal model: thin, boobs, and I’m pretty sure there’s a page in her user manual with instructions on how to program her to giggle and wink at the same time. Except Bella recently proved that the VS love isn’t very mutual during an interview at the Vogue Fashion Festival in Paris last Friday.

Bella spoke about walking in Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show back in September. Savage x Fenty has featured a variety of diverse models, including trans models, models with a disability, models of various sizes and body types, and a multitude of races. Here’s what Bella looked like, as well as her runway walk:

Here’s what Bella had to say about that particular underwear runway show. via WWD:

“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.” Rihanna dressed her in a bright yellow lingerie set, matching lace scarf and gold belly chain, and told her to walk any way she wanted, giving her the confidence to strut her stuff in front of an audience, Hadid explained.

Bella didn’t say the words, “Victoria’s Secret.” But considering Bella’s highest profile underwear gig has been the VS fashion show, it’s pretty clear who she’s probably talking about. Although I kind of wished she’s pushed it further by saying something like, “Sure, there have been times I’ve felt very sexy walking down a runway in my underwear, but really sexy? No. Now, have I felt really itchy from cheap polyester mall panty lace? That’s a conversation for a different day.”

But maybe Bella was saving such petty drama for a social media moment. ELLE reports that last week, Bella found herself in an awkward Instagram position with her former nemesis Selena Gomez. Bella and Selena didn’t like each other a few years ago, when Selena started dating Bella’s old boyfriend The Weeknd. Obviously things are good now, because Selena commented “Stunning” on a recent picture of Bella’s face.

Bella quickly deleted the post. And after a Selena Gomez fan account mentioned Bella deleting it, Selena responded with, “That sucks,” followed by a crying emoji.

ELLE suspects that Bella made the whole thing disappear, not because she hates Selena, but because she’s friends with Hailey Bieber. And as you may recall, Hailey allegedly doesn’t like Selena, because Selena used to date her husband, Justin Bieber. Not to mention there’s currently a battle between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun that Justin and Selena have publicly chimed in on. So for those wondering if Instagram is still the metaphorical high school lunch room for famous people – yes it is.

I just don’t know if Bella had to delete the whole post. Did anyone think that keeping an endorsement from Selena Gomez was Bella’s version of picking a side? And if Hailey asked her about it, she could have easily played dumb, and said she misread her comment as “stunned.” And honestly, that’s a very neutral description of Bella Hadid’s face.


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