Justin Bieber ignited a firestorm of interest around Hailey Baldwin after posting a picture of the two of them sharing a kiss while on vacation in the Caribbean. The pair have been friends for years, but it appears that they have swapped friendship for romance. Just who is the woman that has caught the Canadian singer's eye? Read on to find out!
She's part of a Hollywood family dynasty
Hailey is the daughter of actor Steven Baldwin and Kennya Baldwin. Her uncles are the famous Baldwin brothers, Alec, William and Daniel. She was born on Nov. 22, 1996, in Arizona and has one sister, Alaia.
She's a model
The 5-foot-9 stunner admits that she never sought a career in modelling, telling Yahoo Style, "It’s not something I always wanted to do. It was something that just started happening naturally which I think is better because then you’re in no way forced into it at all.' Her first major modelling campaign was for French Connection and last spring she made her debut at London Fashion Week, walking in the Topshop Unique show alongside supermodels Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn. The Ford model has also graced the covers of Jalouse and L'Officiel Netherlands.
She's a member of the Kardashian-Jenner inner circle
Hailey and Kendall Jenner have been friends for years and they even inked matching BFF tattoos on their fingers last August. The blond beauty often pops up on Kylie Jenner's Snapchats and attended Kris Jenner's annual Christmas Eve party in December. She also calls fellow models Gigi and Bella Hadid close friends.
She's a trained dancer
Hailey can credit her grace and confidence to years of training as a ballet dancer. "I’ve been dancing for 12 years, and I started when I was five," she revealed in an interview shared by her modelling agency. "It’s something that’s a passion of mine, and I really love it. I couldn’t imagine my life without dance. Even though I don’t dance as much anymore, I’ll always continue it as a hobby."
She's caught the acting bug
The model admits that outside of walking in runways and posing for world-class shutterbugs, she dreams of being an actress just like her famous uncles. "In my spare time, I like to act. I love theatre. One thing a lot of people don’t know about me is that I’m obsessed with Broadway musicals and I trained for about seven years in musical theatre."