Bella Hadid gets candid about life in the spotlight: ‘It gets really overwhelming’

By Hayley Bradbrook

It might be hard to believe, but supermodel Bella Hadid struggles with being in the public eye. The 20-year-old has opened up about the highs and lows of being in the spotlight and the toll it takes on her mind and body.

“It gets really overwhelming. You feel like really overexposed and you don’t want to see anybody… I just want to be in my apartment alone and kind of retreat and be centered again,” Bella told PORTER magazine’s April issue.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYBella covers the April issue of Porter magazine.

While learning to live with the constant attention she receives from her adoring fans and the media, Bella was also dealing with the crippling side effects of Lyme disease. “I couldn’t get out of bed for six days. And my brain would get all foggy, and I couldn’t see. That was the hardest time of my life.”

The model says she is happy living the single life.

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The Dior Beauty ambassador also revealed her current relationship status. Since splitting from The Weeknd last November, Bella has been enjoying the single life and says she is not really looking for a relationship. “I’m really focusing on myself, and my work, and just being the best that I can be. I’m not really worried about what guys think about me, I’m just trying to be a woman!”

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