Channing Sargent
December 07, 2016 1:19 pm
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SLAY KWEEN SLAY! Bella Hadid took it all off for Paper Magazine, and we barely recognize her. Take a raven-haired beauty and turn her platinum blonde, throw in hints of Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, Billy Idol, and a little Catherine Deneuve as Miriam Blaylock in The Hunger, and you get this punked out vixen.

Hadid walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Monday for the first time. “I was really surprised but excited,” she says. She tried out last year but didn’t get cast, which is bonkers. But 2016 is her year. She was the face of Dior last spring, and is currently working on a campaign for Nike.

The Los Angeles-native is a passionate equestrian and planned to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. However, she had to give up her dreams due to her battles with Lyme Disease, with which she was diagnosed in 2012.

There’s so much more to Hadid than meets the eye, and we think this photo spread shows that.

Girls just want to have fun.

Sweet dreams are made of this.

When the hunger knows no reason.

Aside from her ascending career in modeling, Hadid is primarily focused on her health — eating well and working out. And she hopes to get back into photography. When she moved to NYC back in 2014, she studied at Parsons School of Design, but had to drop out due to her modeling schedule.

She also hopes to get into acting, telling Paper, “I think it would be really fun, because it’s exciting to be in front of the camera on film instead of just pictures.”

“I have so many goals,” she says, and we fall for her a little more. Creative ambition is sexy, y’all.

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