“Hey, I’m Bella, so lovely to meet you,” the 19-year-old model said as she kissed and hugged me hello. “Is this chair okay?” Squeezed into a tiny, portable green room backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Hadid was unfairly glowing and bubbly despite having just arrived the day before from the United States.

The soon-to-be supermodel is in the country to star in her designer friend Michelle Aznavorian’s Misha Collection Resort 2017 show. We chatted to Hadid about how her mother’s bravery inspires her, her model mentor Naomi Campbell, and what really goes on in Parisian hotel rooms with Gigi, Kendall and Hailey.

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