It’s the talk of the town.
Everyone wants to know what Bella Hadid has done to her face.
Is it lip fillers? A new nose? Botox? Cheek fillers?
“First comes the nose job, then comes the lips, oh and don’t forget the built in cheeks,” one commenter wrote on a photograph of Bella.
The comments are relentless.
So relentless, that the 21-year-old has had to publicly address all those circling rumours about her face.
“People think I got all this surgery and I did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling,” the model told In Style.
“I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn’t want to mess anything up.”
Bella, who admits she was bullied for her distinctive facial features in school, has been subject to constant questioning of her looks for years.
But Bella Hadid’s experience is nothing new.
For months, we heard the never-ending questions directed at Kylie Jenner about her lips.
At the time, Kylie was just 16 years old.
“These plastic surgery rumours hurt my feelings, to be honest, and are kinda insulting,” Kylie wrote on Twitter.
Just in case anyone forgot.. I’m 16
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 10, 2014
For a while, Kylie profusely denied the allegations.
Speaking to E! News she said, “I feel like everyone has been talking about it for months, so I’m kind of sick of it. My pictures, I pout them out a lot. I think big lips are awesome. I love lip liner and overlining my lips. But I don’t even care anymore. I’m like whatever, just say whatever you want.”
Eventually, Kylie gave into the constant critique of her lips and admitted she had lip fillers.
Speaking on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kylie admitted she initially denied her lip fillers initially because she wasn’t ready to come forward – which when you think about it, isn’t a surprising reaction for a 17-year-old girl whose face is getting critiqued on the daily.
With every bit of their lives, bodies and faces mercilessly scrutinised on the daily, it’s no wonder that celebrities like Bella and Kylie wish to keep some personal aspects of their lives private.
After all, is it even any of our business what a celebrity chooses to do to their face?
We are so obsessed with celebrity bodies and faces that we often forget that these “bikini bodies”, “lip fillers” and “baby bumps” belong to real people.
We are so obsessed with them that we believe we have some stake in what they choose to change about their appearances – as if their personal lives are our public property.
If a celebrity wants plastic surgery, then so be it.
Whether Bella Hadid has had plastic surgery is none of our business; it’s her face and she can do what she damn well wants with it.