This week, CULTED reposted a TikTok by catering company @meetmymama on IG, featuring Bella Hadid backstage at Paris Fashion Week gushing over some croissants, which gained over 65k views. You’d think it had been a slow week in the fashion world for such a simple post to blow up, but it actually wasn’t; a quick glance at our last Monday Briefing confirms as much. Turns out, people are just that obsessed with Bella Hadid, and CULTED’s community corroborates this.
The clip we reposted over on TikTok featured a denim-clad Bella singing praise for a group of Paris Fashion Week caterers who’d laid out a huge buffet of food for those working behind the scenes at the events. Captioned “Bella Hadid asks you for a picture”, the video shows the model squeezing into frame for a photo with two of the chefs behind the spread, and is admittedly pretty sweet.
As the current reigning “it” girl, Bella Hadid’s been ingrained into the back of our retinas for a while now. Few can recall a runway show in recent years that hasn’t been dominated by her presence, earning her a reputation for walking at the helm of almost every brand. The comments flooding our repost on TikTok prove Bella’s reputation as everyone’s current fav, littered with the likes of, “Queen Behaviour” (@playboidazzle), “I LOVE HER” (@jrstanacc), and “Awwe she is soo sweet!” (@mentalfreak369).
In the modern Influencer Age, standing out and gaining a reputation for being a genuinely nice person is seemingly quite difficult. Bella Hadid’s been in the limelight for a number of years and through fashion faux-pas and messy break ups has managed to keep her squeaky clean and easily likeable rep intact. Fans respond to her as though she’s a close friend, reacting to the clip of her chatting with the @meetmymama team by stating decidedly that, “She is so humble” (@azlyn.nelson).
It’s not uncommon for us to develop a relationship with celebrities we like that goes beyond appreciation, but this is less often the case with runway models. They put out less interactive content than other stars so find it harder to portray a relatable image. Bella, however, has had no issue with this, putting out viral moments every other week. From her sneaker review a couple years ago consolidating her status as the “he can get it” girl, to her most recent “Myyy name, My name is” (@saturddazz) TikTok sound, Bella is living rent free in the back of all our minds.
Some – and by some, we mean one person (@djmsamurai27) – managed to escape the lure of Bella’s charisma, instead calling out her interaction with the PFW caterers by stating “Girl, please. I smell a stunt”. If Kris Jenner were behind it we’d have to agree, but Baby Bella really is authentically that sweet.
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