AceShowbiz - It was such a hard decision for Bella Hadid to rejoin Victoria's Secret following its scandal. During her appearance on E! News' "Daily Pop" on Tuesday, January 11, the supermodel revealed why she made the decision.
Bella shared that the decision had something to do with her growth. "Another way that I realized my growth--which was super important for me--was being able to be in a setting that I once felt unempowered, and to now feel so empowered and so reassured," Bella divulged.
"I don't know if people understand that just as much as you would feel that it's uncomfortable to be in your underwear shooting a commercial, it is that uncomfortable," the younger sister of Gigi Hadid continued. "So the thing about Victoria's Secret for me now is that they really, really care about us."
The CEO and co-founder of non-alcoholic beverage company Kin Euphorics also added that after its attempt to rebrand, the days of asking " 'Well, what's the vision of what a woman is supposed to be?' from a man's perspective" had gone. Victoria's Secret faced backlash following sexual harassment and bullying allegations in 2020, some of which were made by Bella, leveled at the company's former brand officer Ed Razek.
That aside, Bella also talked about how she kicked off 2022 in the best way possible, which was by doing "nothing" at all. "I cooked dinner at home in my pajamas," Bella said. "I had no FOMO. I felt completely fine within that, and that's how I realized my growth, to be honest, is being able to know that when New Year's comes around and I don't need to be out drinking and I don't need to be doing these things because I finally feel ok on the inside."
She continued, "Regardless of anything, it's showing myself I have that inner willpower, you know what I mean? Just to know that I can do it."
The 25-year-old also gushed over her beverage company. "What Kin does is it really calms your nervous system," she explained. "So that ritual that we all have--that 5:00 happy hour ritual that's been been pushed and ironed into all of our brains--is not something that I think we necessarily need."