Bella Hadid Once Rescheduled a Campaign Shoot Because of Her Lyme Disease

The model was candid about her health on her first American September issue cover for 'Glamour.'
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Bella Hadid wears Balenciaga on 'Glamour.' Photo: Nathaniel Goldberg/Glamour 

Bella Hadid wears Balenciaga on 'Glamour.' Photo: Nathaniel Goldberg/Glamour 

September is already a major month for the youngest Hadid sister. Bella Hadid has scored not one, but two covers —for both Vogue Japan and Glamour, the latter of which was released on Tuesday. This marks her first American September cover — which, as we all know, is a crucial month in the fashion world. (Last year, Glamour put Karlie Kloss on the cover of the same issue.) 

Hadid is an edgy choice for Glamour, which is branded around all-American optimism, but the casting perhaps speaks to a willingness on the magazine's part to be unexpected with September — as well as Hadid's own impressive versatility. Hadid has made a name for herself mainly outside the mass market, in sexy and/or eerie campaigns for Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, J.W. Anderson and many more. It seems light-years away from the Seventeen cover that featured her with a smile on her face, a very rare occurrence, less than a year ago. 

Inside Glamour, Hadid speaks about her rapid rise in the modeling world, how her sister and mother inspire her and how Lyme disease impacts her on a daily basis. "People are really mean about it. They always say that I don't have what I have — but it's taken a toll on my life since I was 15," she told the magazine

So what does Lyme disease — the fastest growing disease spread by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas in the United States which infects 300,000 people per year — actually feel like? For Hadid, it starts with a "brain fog" and fatigue. "A few weeks ago I had a big campaign shoot that I had to reschedule. It's hard, but I push through, because at the end of the day, if you're not working, somebody else is," she said. 

Read Hadid's full interview — including tidbits about her boyfriend The Weeknd and her thoughts on "freeing the nipple" — over on Glamour.com, and check out a behind-the-scenes video of the model posing and lip-syncing below. The issue is on newsstands on Aug. 9.

Homepage photo: Hadid in L.A.M.B. x Burton jacket. Y/Project bodysuit. Photo: Nathaniel Goldberg/Glamour

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