Bella Hadid struck up a close friendship with fellow model Kendall Jenner online before ever meeting her in person.The runway beauties, along with Bella's older sister Gigi Hadid, have become top stars in the fashion world in recent years, with the trio sharing a close bond.
However, Bella reveals it wasn't work which initially brought her and Kendall together - they actually connected via social media.
Bella and Gigi Hadid became friends with Kendall Jenner on Twitter
"I met her for the first time seven years ago over Twitter," the 20-year-old recalled to InStyle magazine. "That was before we started modelling; I was probably 14 or 15. We met up and had sushi, and now we're best friends. She's a pretty significant human I met online."
Despite finding friendship via the Internet, Bella admits being so connected to others online isn't always beneficial, especially when critics question her work ethic and claim she is only famous because of her familial ties - something Kendall, the half-sister of Kim Kardashian, can surely relate to.
Bella Hadid also spoke about how hard modelling can be at times
"I'm not saying I don't love my job, but people think modelling is a [...] thing to become more famous," said Bella, who is the daughter of former model Yolanda Hadid and her real estate mogul ex-husband Mohamed Hadid.
"I was 100 per cent independent by the time I was 18, and I paid for my own apartment. That wasn't because of my parents. I worked my a** off for two years."
Discussing the backlash she has experienced in the press and on social media, Bella continued to acknowledge that people will always judge her on things she cannot change. Sometimes the negativity can be so bad that the brunette beauty has revealed she will even call herself into question.