Hailey Baldwin hates being called an Instamodel, which is what she is…?

The 66th annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - Opening Gala

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I literally just saw this Hailey Baldwin stuff yesterday. Hailey is the cover girl for the latest issue of Elle UK. I think I didn’t pay any attention to this because I looked at the cover and fell asleep. Seriously, this was the best image they could use for the cover?!? Anyway, Hailey is on the cover because she’s a nepotism model and “celebrity,” I guess. I mean, we’ve talked about her before, and she’s gotten magazine covers before. But in the scope of Instamodels and nepotism models, I’ve never really thought Hailey was on the upper tier of anything. She’s friends with the Jenners and the Hadids, and she hooked up with Justin Bieber, so maybe she’s already there and I’m just an old fart. In any case, Hailey takes issue with being called an Instamodel. Because of course she does. Some highlights from Elle UK:

Don’t call her an Instamodel: “I work my a** off to make what I have and to prove that this is what I want to do. I want to be a model. I don’t think I would be where I am if people didn’t see something in me.I put all my modelling [photos] on my Instagram because I’m showing it to people. It’s not about me getting paid to model for things on Instagram – of course, sometimes we do get paid for things we do for Instagram and Twitter – but there is a line of calling someone an Insta model or an Insta star.”

Her spirituality: “I quote the Bible all the time. I take it into my everyday life, I’m quite serious about it. It’s not funny when people joke about it; I actually find it quite offensive. It’s something that’s really important to me and I’ve seen it change a lot of people’s lives. It certainly did in my family [her father Stephen became a born-again fundamentalist after September 11]. It’s something I plan to stick to for the rest of my life – raise my kids that way, marry someone who believes in the same things. It’s important to me. Spirituality is a good way of being able to always be connected with something that’s bigger than you. It’s an anchor.”

Her group of friends: “I’m the ‘mom’. I like taking care of people, I like nurturing people…We sometimes call Kendall [Jenner] ‘Mamma Kens’ because she’s very rational. She has a good head on her shoulders and she’s a straight thinker…I’m kind of like an encyclopaedia. I’m a little nerdy to be honest.”

Her father, Stephen Baldwin, is a Trump supporter: “I’ve differed with my dad on pretty much everything in politics, especially lately, but I’m 100% my own person…It is what is it. They’re my family at the end of the day. I love them to death, but it’s never going to permanently change anything for me. I’ve always had my own thoughts on politics.”

Whether she considers herself a liberal: “I don’t know if I would necessarily label myself as one thing. I know what’s right. I know when I see our nation being destroyed because of poor decisions [made] on other people’s part. We’re in a horrible time in our country and it’s sad, but I think the one positive that’s come out of it is people coming together across the world, standing united – that’s awesome. You have to try your best to see the positive in all the dark stuff that’s going on. That’s what I try to do.’

[From Elle UK]

“…But there is a line of calling someone an Insta model or an Insta star.” Is there really? Did you nurture a “fanbase” on social media and parlay that into modeling work, which you then show off on Instagram? Do you actually model – for money – on Instagram? Then yes, you are a Instamodel. Even Vogue has embraced the term and Vogue has embraced Instamodels completely, so why all the drama about it?

As for her faith… “It’s not funny when people joke about it; I actually find it quite offensive.” Everything offends this girl, right? She’s offended when she’s called an Instamodel. She’s offended when people are like, “Oh, I’m sure you were Bible-studying with Justin Bieber all night long.”

The 66th annual International Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - Opening Gala

Photos courtesy Elle UK.

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  1. QQ says:

    Why do this girl looks like she is on the same Drug cocktail that has Lana Del Rey Looking like a 60s Xany Bride??? These half mast eyes we’re supposed to think are seductive…Ch…

    • Lucy says:

      Her bad nose job and overly inflated lips add to that as well. She looks terrible.

      • Fifee says:

        I dont believe she has had anything done to her nose or lips. If you look at photos of her as a kid you can see her lips are plump and her nose doesnt look much different.

      • jannab says:

        yeah, she hasn’t had work done on her nose or lips. you can look at pictures of her parents when they were much younger, she has a mouth just like them.

    • Kitten says:

      lol this might be the most annoying interview I’ve ever read from an Insta-model, and that’s saying a LOT.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      Half mast 😭

    • Another Anna says:

      The vacant expression doesn’t help. When you combine “sexy eyes,” the vacant expression, and the mouth open thing, it just makes these models look drugged.

    • deevia says:

      At leaste she’s cuter than young Catherine Deneuve. That woman is even more bland than this girl. People be fooled by the blonde hair even in old times.

    • Fifee says:

      She gets those half mast eyes from her fathers side of the family, looks good on some people but not this girl as pretty as she is.

  2. Katenotkatie says:

    Such strange poses. I guess there are only a few choice angles from which she isn’t immediately recognizable as a Baldwin. Girl has the Baldwin genes. In any case, I don’t get her appeal at all.

    • minx says:

      The cover picture…so awkward.

    • Meredith says:

      I don’t get her appeal either. To use an overused quote, there’s no there there. At the very least, Kendall, Gigi, and Bella look like models, despite their dead eyes and terrible walks. This girl, and Sofia Richie, are just…why?

  3. Alex says:

    I rolled my eyes so hard at every quote

    • WhichWitch says:

      There was a “What’s in your bag” video with her (I think it was with Vogue) and one of the things was a Medical Encyclopedia (lol) that she says was reading because “she’s a nerd”… it was so ridiculous and fake.

  4. lobstah says:

    She’s like the mom of the group, but they call Kendall “Mamma Kens”? So….hm.

  5. HK9 says:

    She would have to work a lot harder if she didn’t have that last name and a following on instagram. She needs to stop complaining.

  6. Narak says:

    Stephan is the worst Baldwin. Wasn’t he on Apprentice about 20 years ago?

    • Adrien says:

      Is Adam Baldwin related to the brothers? Because he is the worst. But at least he has better credentials. I only know Stephen from The Usual Suspects.

  7. Bobafelty says:

    So basic, much beige

  8. QueenB says:

    Yeah right. How much does her life even come close to anything the Bible says?
    The Justin Bieber hook up makes sense tho, they both probably think they are leading super christian lives. Drugs and Premarital sex!

    For the instagram part: Lets make a deal: We will not call you Instamodel but Nepotism-model, alright? Instamodel at least implies some sort of own work.

    • jannab says:

      she’s known bieber since they were actual children and if you follow her on social media you can see how involved she is in her religion. she attends church, unlike a lot of religious people, and has posted about bible study and religious books she’s been reading and etc. i actually buy that she’s religious.

      • cd3 says:

        Yah, I believe it too. Just because she’s a Christian doesn’t mean she’s a saint. Being Christian doesn’t mean you’re sin-free or perfect, you’re struggling just like everyone else.

      • Ange says:

        She doesn’t look like she’s struggling that much, more like she does what she wants and then hides behind the bible. Performative religion, if you will. Go to all the bible studies you want but if you’re not going to actually DO any of it what’s the point? Is it just a tool to make yourself look good or a tool to look down on others?

  9. Magster says:

    ” I don’ t think I would be where I am if people didn’ t see something in me.”

    Yes dear, your last name.

  10. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Would nepotism model be a better term for her?

    She may work her ass off but she would not have half the chances that she had if it weren’t for her connections. Stephen is the lesser Baldwin but you still recognize the name.

    She is not that bad of a model though. She is better than Benadryl Jenner and Benadryl’s poked and prodded sisters.

    • Kitten says:

      She “works her ass off” at modeling…

      >>>all the eyerolls.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        lol. you didn’t know that traveling all around the world and having your photo taken was hard?

      • LittlestRoman says:

        To be fair, I frequently find myself struggling to wear clothing and stand upright at the same time. Stars: They’re Just Like Us! 😉

  11. Leslie says:

    I think it’s an insult to the people who actually built a brand on Instagram from nothing when people call people like this girl an Instamodel. This chick is a Nepotism-model. She’s only where she is because of who her family is.

  12. Neelyo says:

    So average and so dumb. And STFU about your faith! You’re not getting any gold stars for Heaven by proclaiming what a good Christian you are. Ugh that makes me sick but I’m sure she learned it from her father.

    • SoulSPA says:

      And how does being a Christian quoting the Bible all the time, and being liberal go together? I do not mean to offend no one’s beliefs, but from what I know about the US is that Christians are quite conservative. And modest.

      • Cleo says:

        Some Christians are conservative, some are progressive. Some are Republican, some are Democrat, some are Libertarian, some are anarchists, etc. Everyone’s interpretation of God and what it means to them is different.

    • cd3 says:

      Wow, I find this comment so offside. “STFU about your faith”… REALLY???? She was asked a direct question about her faith, she wasn’t preaching that she is better than anyone else or scoring Christian Brownie Points. She was relating her own experience with faith and what she does in her life. She doesn’t say she’s better than anyone or that everyone should be a Christian, just that it’s important to her.

  13. Cleo says:

    Blah blah nepotism model that worked sooo hard blah. Nothing groundbreaking there. But her stance on spirituality is interesting. She sounds straightforwardly religious and less spiritual, which I associate with humanist agnostics/atheists. I’m an atheist, but I have a lot of respect for people that can come out and speak about their faith in a non-judgmental way.

  14. Gaby says:

    I couldn’t pick this girl out of a line-up to save my life! Seriously, I already forgot what she looks like.

  15. BackstageBitchy says:

    What my 2 year old looks like JUUUUUST before she falls asleep with her face in her oatmeal…

  16. KBeth says:


  17. Saskia says:

    She isn’t beautiful but she is rather attractive. Somewhat chic on the cover.

  18. Brooksie says:

    I always considered the Instamodels to be the fashion bloggers who get paid thousands of dollars for a single post. People like Something Navy, Sincerely Jules, Who What Wear, etc.

  19. serena says:

    I don’t get how she can be a model, nepotism and all; her eyes looks dead, she can’t really pose and she also had a very obvious work done to her face.. wtf ?

  20. Kezia says:

    Her lips are outrageously over inflated. When will this trend stop. Also the pinched nose- nose job, just stop! Nepotism-model is the perfect description.

    • kelile4 says:

      she has full lips just like her mother when she was young, before she had work done. she has the perfect combination of her parents mouths, i don’t think she’s had work done.

  21. Adrien says:

    Her facial features should be attractive: slim nose, full lips, wide eyes. Yet, I still see her as Stephen Baldwin in a wig.

  22. kimbers says:

    I was streaming something and she came on in a hilarious, not suppose to be hilarious, pink commerical. I muted it, but it made me laugh so hard and put a smile on my face. For that…i thank you…i forgot your first name already but ur one of the baldwin ppl and an instamodel….

  23. Jeesie says:

    I do kind of get why the term bothers her and others. It’s used for people like Gigi who are scoring major covers and campaigns and walking the big shows, and it’s also used for people who just get a lot of likes for their selfies and occasionally get paid a few grand to advertise diet tea.

    If you’re somewhere in between like Hailey it’s not a flattering or helpful term.

  24. sunshine gold says:

    It’s just like the children of a celebrity to say they worked their ass off…..because duh they don’t know what real working is!