Supermodel multi-tasker Bella Hadid is also training for the 2016 Olympics
Published 02/10/2015 | 10:12
Not content with one of the most enviable careers in fashion, 18-year-old Bella Hadid is also competing for the Olympics.
The rising style star, who is the little sister of supermodel Gigi, has been quietly training to compete at Rio in 2016 in equestrian show jumping.
In an interview with Net-A-Porter's glossy magazine Porter, she discusses her passion for horses and desire to compete on behalf of the US next year.
Hadid made her catwalk debut in February for Tom Ford and has been storming the runways at New York and London during fashion month.
The Balmain campaign star said she inherited a love of horses from her mother, former model and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Yolanda Foster.
"My devotion stemmed from my mom's love of horses," she told the magazine.
"I have been riding since I could walk and the fact that my mom knew everything about horses really helped my passion grow."
“You know how every model is like, ‘I do yoga.’ Well, I find horses have the same effect.
"You have to put your ego aside and concentrate on making the horse do the things you want it to do, and move in the way you want it to move.”