Bella Hadid is proud to be a Muslim. The 20-year-old model – whose father Mohamed Hadid moved to America as a 14-year-old refugee – has revealed the pride she takes in her religion, after US President Donald Trump unsuccessfully tried to impose a travel ban that focused on six Muslim-majority countries.
Bella, whose sister is Gigi Hadid and whose brother, Anwar, is also a model told the summer issue of Net-a-Porter magazine: “My dad was a refugee when he first came to America, so it’s actually very close to home for my sister and brother and me.”He was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.”
Bella and Gigi, 21, were both seen at a protest against the travel ban in January in New York City and the dark-haired beauty has previously spoken out on the immigration issue She said: “We shouldn’t treat people as if they don’t deserve kindness just because of their ethnicities.”It’s just not right. And that message – to be compassionate whenever possible – that’s so important to me.”