Bella Hadid Reveals She Was Rejected By Victoria's Secret Last Year

BY Maddison Glendinning / Dec 8 2016 / 15:25 PM

What a difference a year makes

Bella Hadid Reveals She Was Rejected By Victoria's Secret Last Year
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Bella Hadid recently appeared for the first time in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to rapturous support from the brand, sister Gigi and her fans worldwide. The beautiful brunette looked perfectly placed on the iconic runway, however Bella has revealed that she auditioned for the show before and didn't make the cut.

The youngest Hadid sister covers the most recent issue of Paper magazine (the photos are NSFW but she looks incredible), and opened up about her journey to make it into the lineup, saying that she auditioned for the show in 2015 (the same year sister Gigi made her debut) but didn't make the cut. "I tried last year [to be cast] in the show but I think everything happens for a reason." 

Bella's career has skyrocketed in the past year, and her dream of walking the show was realised this year. Bazaar chatted with her backstage ahead of the show and her excitement was palpable, as she told us, "I didn't sleep last night. I am really nervous. It's exciting and intense." She clearly had nothing to worry about as she totally nailed it (complete with an expert-level side eye to ex-boyfriend The Weeknd). We're sure that won't be the last we see of her on the VS stage.