bella hadid... the olympian?

i-D star Bella Hadid is more than a model.

by i-D Staff
Oct 6 2015, 4:35am

Model. i-D video star. Olympian? Bella Hadid might be adding a new title to her CV, if she keeps her training up. In an interview with Net-a-Porter's magazine, Porter, Bella shared that she's been training for the 2016 Olympics, to compete in horse-riding. "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." she explains.

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Bella might have a pretty serious chance, if she's been at it for over a decade. When i-D met Bella, we learnt that she was a nationally ranked competitive horse rider. She had to sell her horse ("it's a sensitive topic") when she moved to New York for modelling. At the time, she'd put her Olympic plans on hold, but it looks like things are back on! Go for gold, Bella.

Bella Hadid