Hailey Bieber: ‘To be honest, I don’t really think I was ever famous’

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Hailey Bieber covers the latest issue of Vogue India, although this is so basic and bland, it could have been a cover for any North American or European Vogue edition. They were probably limited with what they could shoot and with which clothes, so what we got was Hailey in blue jeans and a blazer. I’ve said before that I find Hailey more compelling as a model once she got with Justin Bieber, and I still sort of feel that way? She actually is a really pretty woman and she photographs well. The fact that she’s married to Justin Bieber adds a dimension of interest and there’s no shame in that. Hailey chatted with Vogue India about race, fame and style – you can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

On Black Lives Matter: “It was time to look inside and reflect: what do I not know, what do I need to ask, how can I step up and do the best that I can to be an ally in the Black Lives Matter movement?” she asks, adamant that her future children will have it differently. “They will be raised knowing how to treat people, why we don’t say certain things, and why we respect and acknowledge and give credit where credit is due.”

Growing up as Stephen Baldwin’s daughter: “To be honest, I don’t really think I was ever famous. Of course, I knew my father was an actor and he was famous to an extent, but if I was to compare how I grew up to how Justin did, he’s had a way crazier ‘famous’ experience really young. Whereas I got to grow up and get my driver’s licence and really be normal until the past three years of my life.”

She’s wearing more men’s clothing these days: “I’ve never really been someone who finds an item in the men’s section and says, ‘Oh I’m not going to buy this because it’s menswear.’ I wear a lot of men’s suiting and love mixing men’s silhouettes like big, boxy jackets and baggy pants into my style.”

Her mom is Brazilian: “My mother is Brazilian and I grew up in a house where she and my grandmother only used organic products, from hair dyes to cleaning products. I’ve been surrounded by natural and clean beauty my whole life. There are these images online, photographs of Ipanema beach in the 1970s, where beautiful and carefree Brazilian women in colourful bathing suits are enjoying the sun. I look at them and I see sporty, healthy, fit and fun women, and it’s all I ever want to be.”

[From Vogue India]

I agree that she wasn’t really famous until she started up with Bieber. She was just sort of a nepotism also-ran model, picking up jobs that Kendall Jenner didn’t want. Now look at her. I also always forget that she’s half-Brazilian! What else… when I was a lot younger, I used to love menswear because it’s usually better made than women’s clothing. But at some point, I just began to appreciate clothes made for a woman’s body. Still, if I had Hailey’s figure, I’d probably try more menswear too, because she can wear anything (I’m not even joking).

Cover courtesy of Vogue India, spon-con courtesy of Hailey’s IG.

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37 Responses to “Hailey Bieber: ‘To be honest, I don’t really think I was ever famous’”

  1. Angel says:

    She could have better than Justin Bieber. I don’t know why she married him. She actually had better modeling jobs before him and barely works since she’s been with him.

    • TIFFANY says:


      I still believe that.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        And fame…that she’d NEVER have gotten on her own. If she hadn’t been a Baldwin kid, she’d never gotten where she did to begin with.

        Eh, I’m sure she’s harmless, but I am SO TIRED of these nepotism models/actors/”influencers”. Enough!

    • Tourmaline says:

      Yeah I agree. I find her kind of likable but Bieber is just blecchh to me.
      I do like how she said Stephen Baldwin was “famous to an extent” 🤣. Wouldn’t he be ranked as the third most famous Baldwin Brother (I’d say Daniel was even lower down the list).

    • detritus says:

      Well, Hillsong is why.
      They joined the same Christian self help and cult.

      But like… reformed bad boy who plays guitar and went from unable to stay with one woman or respect her to monogamous and seemingly in therapy and healthy? That tends to be compelling for a lot of women even without obscene amounts of money and connections.

    • LidiaJara says:

      Have y’all not seen the pictures of them meeting when they were young? She’s a Bieliber! Belieber? Bieleber? Idk. But she, like many of her peers, grew up HardCore into him. This is literally her dream. Bonus, same weird church!

  2. Swack says:

    I wore, still do, wear men’s clothing at times. Before I had children I had no hips. So men’s jeans fit me much better. Also (and I’m older) women’s pants were a one size fit all when it came to length and they were never long enough for me. That being said, she is pretty but her fame comes from her family and Bieber.

    • Angel says:

      As someone who works in the Fashion Industry I can assure you that she was doing way better before him. He didn’t do nothing for her career on the contrary. Now the fame is something else and the hate she is receiving by association too.

  3. Aurora says:

    Hailey’s mom is a white Brazilian so Hailey’s basically mixed with White & White.

    • Dali says:

      @Aurora, true and never forget, all the white Nazis who fled (and changed names) to south America after Germany lost in 1945. Whenever i see white southamericans, i think, well who was your grandfather. Sorry, dont want to Generalize but as someone who is from Germany, thats what comes to my mind.

      • Soupie says:

        That is interesting Dali. I have two connections to that scenario. I worked with a woman from Poland she and her husband escaped to South America (Argentina) after WWII, learned Spanish and lived there for several years. Then they moved to America. I worked with her for about 3 years for the City of Los Angeles, this was in the 70′s.

        My cousin married a man from Mexico City his father was from Germany after WWII. First he landed in Canada for a few years and then moved to Mexico where he lived for the rest of his life. Do you think my cousin’s father-in-law would have been allowed to, or escape from Germany because he was a Nazi? I’m sure it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he might have been a Nazi but I never thought of it like that!

        On another note I was horrified to learn that my paternal grandfather in far Northwest Massachusetts in the 1920′s was a member of the KKK until it was explained to me by a historian that it was a very benign presence (compared to the South). It was more like the Lions Club or the Kiwanis. It was something you did because of social pressure, like oh yeah I have to belong to the country club or the local men’s club in order to belong/get ahead. He was a business man so he probably just had to go along with things but never did he ever wear a white robe or burn crosses. It’s still horrifying though!

      • Desdemona says:

        That’s kinda of unrealistic. Brazil was a Portuguese colony and the Portuguese descend from the Iberian celts, Visigoths, Swedes, etc, 20% of the Portuguese population (true Portuguese , before the existance of Nazis) are blond, blue-eyed….

      • Cee says:

        That’s very insulting to those of us who are white and South American with no direct link to Nazi Germany. It’s also borderline racist!

      • LolaB says:

        Wikipedia says that her mom is a Brazilian of Portuguese and Italian extraction.

      • Kath says:

        If you don’t want to generalize, than don’t generalize.
        Most German immigrants came to Brazil before WW2, along with all the other European immigrants (which was a huge number of people) and most of them were more humble families trying to escape the poverty in Europe.
        So do everyone a favor and inform yourself before spewing ignorance
        Btw, I am a Brazilian of German and Italian descent and I know exactly who my great grandfather was (not a nazi, btw)

      • Humbugged says:


        Her Grandfather is Italian by descent and in famous in his own right as he is Eumir Deodato the musician (her middle name is the same as what he plays) and her Grandma is Portugese


      • Beach Dreams says:

        I thought the bulk of them fled to Argentina in particular (which would make sense as Argentina is overwhelmingly white thanks to its government’s efforts to wipe out its African and indigenous populations).

      • Humbugged says:

        No the Italians fled Italy during Unification to escape the fighting and poverty .

        They went to the USA,Australia like everyone else did (but both were protestant at that point ,and Argentina and Brazil as Argentina wanted immigrants ( as is says in the 1853 consitution – The Federal Government will encourage European immigration, and it will not restrict, limit or burden with any taxes the entrance into Argentine territory of foreigners who come with the goal of working the land, improving the industries and teach the sciences and the arts) and they both were Catholic

  4. theothercleo says:

    “This is so basic and bland, it could have been a cover for any North American or European Vogue edition.”
    I mean…don’t drag European Vogue into this, some of them are creative and interesting and they actually care about fashion. Vogue US is the one that is boring,bland and will put anyone white and semi-famous on their cover instead of an actual model.
    As for Hailey, she seems like a very nice person but I’m still not interested. The only reason she’s famous is because she’s Bieber’s wife and I just don’t really care.

  5. Emily says:

    I get that she is famous by association and didn’t have to work as hard yada yada. But I think she’s beautiful and a decent model. I wish her and Justin well.

  6. Rainbow says:

    I can’t decide if I like Hailey or not…
    I can see that she is pretty and has a nice body, but on the other hand her face gets on my nerves 🙈
    Her face is kinda smug

  7. Stef says:

    I feel like I should want to care about her but I just don’t. She’s such a nothing
    burger! I don’t think she’s a good model and see no other discernable talent. Yawn.

  8. Lori says:

    I find her and justin look a lot alike in a brother sister kinda way. Anyone else?

  9. Catrina says:

    @Dali: not all Germans who emigrated to Brazil were Nazis, there have been emigration waves ling before that, also especially SP has quite a large population with Italian ancedency. So before you judge everyone else and since you are from Germany who was your grandfather?? Its much more likely that he butchered Jews than a Brazilian with German ancedency

    • Killfanora says:

      @Catrina: there is a polite way of disagreeing with another’s opinion and offering your own. Don’t be so nasty.

      • Catrina says:

        Its not an opinion its a fact. Germans have been trying to distract from the atrocities they have committed since the 50s starting from the 70s the German chanceler Konrad Adenauer telling Ben Gurion that “Germans also suffered during the war” the fact that basically no German was ever persecuted (very much on the opposite Goebbels secretary who calimed ahe knew nothing receiving a generous pension, and thousands of NSDAP members being protected by the German court and judges who were all Nazis so easy decision) or nowadays blaming of antisemitism in Germany on muslims. Thousand exemples and as somebody of Brazilian/Jewish ancestry its kinda pissing me off that facts get distorted even though none of the Brazilian side has German ancestry.

      • Killfanora says:

        @Catrina: I have a deal of sympathy for where you are coming from, and I agree with your comments about older Germans. Young Germans are educated about the war and the camps ( many schools do trips to them.) I would point out that Austria has been and continues to be far worse than Germany, even to the present day. Austria demonstrates a total blindness to their part in WW2, to the point of bizarreness, as to their very huge contribution to the persecution of the Jews and other ethnic groups.
        Historically, SS members of the German Army formed “ratlines” towards and at the end of the war, specifically to smuggle Germans out of Europe using underground routes through Scandinavian countries, Spain, Portugal, Italy for example. South America was a bolt-hole.
        The central war criminal authority in Germany are the legal team who sift through archives searching for Nazi war criminals both in Europe and in South America. According to documents as many as 9,000 war criminals fled to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
        So yes, whilst South American countries have had waves of European immigrants over the years, they have also offered sanctuary to some of the worst war criminals in history.

  10. SilentStar says:

    As far as nepotism models go, Hailey is actually my favorite! I love her unique beauty and I think she looks great in photos. And I don’t think she has messed with her face? She seems more natural and less uptight than some of her peers. I hope she’s happy and I wish her a happy future.

  11. anon says:

    I agree that for *Vogue India* I’d kind of like to see, you know, Indian women, but okay. Sure. Throw a colonial on the cover and call it diversity.

    At any rate, she’s waaaaay too good for Justin Bieber. Like, it’s a good thing he’s got money, because he’s way out of his league, intellectually and otherwise.

  12. SamC says:

    It surprises me every time to see she’s Stephen Baldwin’s daughter as to me she looks a combination of Billy Baldwin/Chyna Phillips.

  13. Smash says:

    I think she’s stunning as a model! She reminds me of the 90’s bombshells, face-wise, a natural beauty. She seems genuinely sweet in interviews too, so I can’t really find reason to dislike her.

  14. Sigmund says:

    Shouldn’t an Indian woman be on the cover of Vogue India? Kind of weird/sketchy undertones IMO.

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