Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin are continuing to prove that they can fly on their own. While Kendall Jenner is grounded post-Pepsigate and Gigi Hadid is trying again with a Vogue cover highlighting her heritage, Bella and Hailey are keeping things simple as two of the six cover models on Elle Magazine’s May issue.
The two models each shared a bit of insight on their lives in the world of high fashion. Bella discussed some of her inspiration growing up. She gave shoutouts to Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista, saying “I was watching an Alaïa show from the ’90s, and it’s Naomi, Cindy, Linda—the way they were radiating was beautiful. They were so confident. Those are the people I look up to.”
Meanwhile, Hailey reflected on the realities of her life in the industry now. She said, “People think it’s all fun and glamorous, but it’s a lot of work, a lack of sleep, and a lot of being by yourself, away from family. Traveling the world alone when you’re 18or 19 is a lot.”
The duo’s co-cover stars are Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Maria Borges and Candice Huffine.
Check out Bella and Hailey’s new covers for Elle below.
(Photo credits: Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin Instagram accounts)