Bella Hadid is one of the trendiest supermodels of the day, stealing hearts and business away from her older sister and fellow model Gigi. Both of them, like the Kardashians, are the product of reality TV. The Hadids began their careers after The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills focused on their mother Yolanda Hadid, who was also a model in the 80s and 90s. Since then, they have become powerful social media forces in their own rights, having to adapt to an even more invasive spotlight than reality TV. Bella has more than 14 million Instagram followers and her sister Gigi has 30 million. And these followers want to see every aspect of a person’s life.
However, one benefit of the social media spotlight is that the sisters have some control over what they post, and in Bella’s case, she’s used that control to avoid posting pictures of her smile. Considering how much Instagram loves smiles, this is a bit unusual. But Bella has a good reason for it.
It Took Me until This Year to Understand My Face
Bella says that people are surprised when they meet her in person. That’s because she gives the impression on social media that she’s mean or intimidating. That’s in part because she doesn’t smile in many of her social media pictures.
The reason why she doesn’t smile is very straightforward: “I feel uncomfortable, sometimes, smiling in front of the camera. It actually took me until probably this year to really understand my face.” As one of the most recognizable faces on social media and considered one of the most attractive, it’s hard to believe that she would feel this way, but it’s true. No matter how attractive other people consider you, it’s likely that there is going to be something about your appearance that makes you uncomfortable.
Hadid was able to come to terms with her smile over time. It probably didn’t hurt that she was getting so much attention personally and professionally. Being able to smile casually helps her convey the friendly, personal, spontaneous appearance of her social media feed, “My Instagram is just like your Instagram,” she told an interviewer. “If I look cute then my friends are going to take a photo, but it’s not contrived or planned.” And, hopefully, this change will be reflected in future encounters where people will know she is a happy, friendly person.
Do You Want a Smile You Can Share on Instagram?
But what about your smile? It’s important to try to come to terms with your smile, but if there are features in your smile that you just don’t like, maybe it’s time to seek cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers or orthodontics.
After all, like Bella, people are forming judgments about you based on your social media profile, whether that’s Instagram or LinkedIn. You want to make sure you’re giving the right impression.
A healthy, attractive smile can help you look not just more attractive, but also more friendly, intelligent, compassionate, and successful.
If you’re ready to improve your smile in Tulsa, please call (918) 528-3330 today for an appointment at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges.