Speaking to WSJ Magazine, the 25-year-old supermodel revealed she was “in such a weird place mentally” that it was really complicated for her “to get out of the house and put an outfit together, especially with the anxiety of [photographers] being outside and all of that.”
“In the last year, it was really important for me to learn that even if people talk about my style or if they like it or if they don’t, it doesn’t matter, because it’s my style,” she continued. “When I leave the house in the morning, what I think about is: Does this make me happy? Do I feel good in this and do I feel comfortable?”
The Victoria’s Secret model previously opened up about her mental health via Instagram last year, revealing that she has “suffered from extreme depression and anxiety” for most of her teenage and adult life.
She added, “With a life that is constantly pushing a social regime, along with working 13 hour days, every single day, I knew this wasn’t a sustainable life for me.”
Hadid also explained to WSJ why she decided last November to post a series of selfies of herself crying.
“I would have really depressive episodes and my mom or my doctor would ask how I was and instead of having to respond in text, I would just send them a photo,” she said. “It was the easiest thing for me to do at the time because I was never able to explain how I was feeling.”
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