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    Apparently, Yolanda Wouldn't Buy Bella A Pair Of Louboutins In High School, Which She Said Had A Negative Impact On Her Growing Up

    I wonder if homeboy rolled through in a pair of Louboutins, he wouldn't have, like, gotten it.

    Bella Hadid is a name — and face — you may know*. She's a model, a reality star, an entrepreneur and, my personal favorite...

    ...sneakerhead meme:

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    Now, not too long ago, Bella Hadid did an episode of Vogue's Life in Looks series, where she goes through 15 of her past looks and talks about them:

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    This was brought to my attention by Def Noodles, so hat tip to him!

    One of the looks she talked about was this "casual" Cannes look from a few months ago:

    Bella Hadid posing in a plaid outfit in Cannes
    @bellahadid / Vogue / / youtube.com

    It's giving Cher (Horowitz). 

    In this segment, Bella talked about how "happy" this photo makes her since she didn't have any designer clothes growing up:

    "I never, growing up, had anything designer. My mom wouldn't let me. I think I got my first pair of Louboutins when I graduated high school. It makes me emotional actually, because I'm so happy in this picture, for the first time in my whole adult life...I feel so good about myself, I felt beautiful...compared to [my younger self] she was so sad and [current me] is so content and happy."

    Now, there's a lot to unpack, but before we dive in, lemme give you some background on Bella Hadid. Her father, Mohamed Hadid, is a real estate developer known for his properties all throughout Beverly Hills. Her mother, Yolanda Hadid, is a top model and star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

    TL;DR: SHE GREW UP FUCKING RICH!

    Don't get me wrong, I love designer brands as much as the next person, but there's a difference between can't afford and won't let you wear. Bella was of the latter.

    Like, methinks someone who grew up in the equestrian arts had other shoes to wear aside from $800 pumps.

    So, yeah. I'm not trying to judge, but I can only try so hard...

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    ...and I'm not in the mood to try that hard. Like, you grew up with this much wealth, and this was the first time you felt good about yourself...because you were finally able to get a pair of Louboutins...? In the words of the wise Kourtney Kardashian, "Bella, there are people that are dying."

    Bella Hadid posting with emerald jewelry on
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    I'm not the only one who found issues with this vid! The TikTok youths are feelin' some type of way:

    @defnoodlesspicy / Via tiktok.com

    As well as the Twitterheads:

    thinking about how bella hadid was sad because she only got her first pair of louboutin’s at the end of high school and that might very well be her villain origin story.

    Twitter: @finecorleone

    whenever ur feeling down, remember bella hadid wasn’t allowed to have a pair of louboutins until she finished school 💔

    Twitter: @fatloser666

    To wrap this up, I just want to inform you that today, at the age of 25, Bella Hadid has her Louboutins*:

    Bella Hadid arriving at Vogue's Paris Fashion Week party
    Marc Piasecki / WireImage / Getty Images

    *Though, let's face it, she probs has dozens of pairs.