Bella Hadid addressed her highly criticized viral Vogue video about not having designer shoes in high school

Bella Hadid attends the "Annette" screening and opening ceremony during the 74th annual Cannes Festival

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Bella Hadid is speaking out about her Vogue video that went viral - and she agrees that it was a ‘bad story to tell’.

In the video, Hadid shares her thoughts on a plethora of her most memorable fashion looks throughout her modeling career. When she reaches a photo of herself in Cannes, France wearing a vintage plaid pink Burberry set that she paired with a Chopard earring, she reflects on how meaningful the occasion actually was to her.

Hadid then said: "I never, growing up, had anything designer. My mom wouldn't let me. I think I got my first pair of Louboutins when I graduated high school. It makes me emotional actually, because I'm so happy in this picture, for the first time in my whole adult life."

"I feel so good about myself, I felt beautiful," she added.

"And compared to the girl that I see in the beginning, she was so sad, and she [referring to her 2021 self] is so content and happy."

Hadid concluded: "I love to see that progression, I feel blessed that I made it out alive of that mental state that I was in for so many years.”

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Naturally, the clip has since made its way to TikTok with the major consensus being annoyed and highly critical of the 25-year-old. Many have made videos and comments mocking Hadid’s lack of designer items as a teen being “so relatable.”


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In the comments section of one of the many iterations of TikToks about the clip, Hadid chimed in with her thoughts on the comment section and gave further context to why she decided to tell the personal anecdote.

"A lot of people think I grew up buying and wearing designer things, I never take anything I've ever had for granted, and I feel undeserving of it at all times," she wrote. "But I wore this same pair of shoes that were given to me as a gift for the first three years of my career to every job, every go-see or meeting. The metal is all that's left at the bottom of the heel."

"I'm sorry it sounded pathetic, but 1. Bad story to tell and 2. I agree, I can't listen to myself talk either," she added.

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