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Hailey Baldwin Doesn't Like Being Called an 'Insta Model'

Hailey Baldwin Doesn't Like Being Called an 'Insta Model'

Hailey Baldwin is pretty in purple on the new cover of Elle UK magazine, on sale June 20.

Here’s what the 20-year-old model had to share with the mag:

On not liking the term “Insta Star”: It’s not fair, because I work my a** off to make what I have and to prove that this is what I want to do. I want to be a model. I don’t want to be an Insta model, nor am I an Insta model. I don’t think I would be where I am if people didn’t see something in me. I put all my modelling [photos] on my Instagram because I’m showing it to people. It’s not about me getting paid to model for things on Instagram – of course, sometimes we do get paid for things we do for Instagram and Twitter – but there is a line of calling someone an Insta model or an Insta star. Don’t ever call me that because it really hurts my feelings and it’s disrespectful.”

On her spiritual values: “I quote the Bible all the time. I take it into my everyday life, I’m quite serious about it. It’s not funny when people joke about it; I actually find it quite offensive. It’s something that’s really important to me and I’ve seen it change a lot of people’s lives. It certainly did in my family [her father Stephen became a born-again fundamentalist after September 11]. It’s something I plan to stick to for the rest of my life – raise my kids that way, marry someone who believes in the same things. It’s important to me.”

On having different political views to her family: “I’ve differed with my dad on pretty much everything in politics, especially lately, but I’m 100% my own person…It is what is it. They’re my family at the end of the day. I love them to death, but it’s never going to permanently change anything for me. I’ve always had my own thoughts on politics.”

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Photos: ELLE UK/ Gilles Bensimon
Posted to: Hailey Baldwin, Magazine

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  • Take_a_seat

    Too easy…too easy…

  • Jezza

    Oh, honey. Just own it.

  • BeautifulSupreme

    She is an insta model and she should be happy that she has some recognition at all. Models work for YEARS to get where she got overnight thanks to IG. Be happy.

  • TaraTeller

    But you are an Insta Celebuspawn Non Model Model and you only have the one expression. Everything you have has been given to you on a silver platter. so SIT DOWN and SHUT UP

  • Patrica Serafini

    Kendall Hailey, without personality, without charm, always same expression, you do not become models with the gossi

  • Danae

    Lol, she wouldn’t even be an insta celebrity had it not been for her surname and daddy’s money. You need some kind of a personality to attract people.

  • Janette

    I don’t recognize her as a model, she might be an Insta model. She’s only known for her last name, who she dated, or who she hangs out with. She should be more humble and say that she is grateful for even being on the cover. It’s laughable, “I work my a** off”, haven’t seen her in in magazines nor catwalks.

  • bbm

    what’s disrespectful is her saying that she works her ass off

  • Pitysaurus_rex

    I didn’t even realize she was a model in any form…I just thought she was a friend that leeched onto the Jenner one, and was mildly famous because of her dad. She’s got dead eyes and a weird body for a “model.”

  • Camden Coxon

    Uh…yeah…go ahead and bite the hand that feeds you. Hailey Baldwin should fell grateful she’s recognized as ANY model Insta or otherwise. Did anyone even know who she was before her fling with Justin Bieber in which both posted a string of photos on their respective Instagram accounts? I know I didn’t. Have I really seen her in any print campaigns for a major designer? No. Representing a make up brand?…No. Except of course if you count the (terrible) “Hailey Baldwin for Model Co” line of cosmetic’s that’s being pimped in Australia at the moment. ModelCo is a s**t cosmetics brand, they want her for her name recognition, that’s their first mistake. Hailey’s name is ONLY uttered in articles where the Jenners/Hadid’s are present. In magazine she get’s editorial pieces like this to showcase her name and her ties to Jenners/her familiy/ Bieber…no one EVER talks about her work. IF she was working as hard as she claimed, her work would talk for itself, she wouldn’t need to be so on the defensive.

  • Starlight

    Wait…but that is what she is known for even top fashion critics still to this day refer her either as the insta model or that celeb offspring who hooked up with Justin Bieber.

  • Madsxx

    She’s just the same as her friends the Hadid sisters and Kendall. Would’ve never made it into the modeling world if it wasn’t for their last names.