February 11, 2016 01:10 PM

As New York Fashion Week begins, Bella Hadid and her sister Gigi are already flooding our Instagram feeds with endless glamour — and we can’t look away. But it doesn’t stop there. Bella’s also covering Allure‘s March issue — and she admits that she’s actually a — wait for it — natural blonde.


You wouldn’t know it unless you’ve seen a childhood photo of the model, but her chestnut brown hair isn’t her true hue. “I just have a darker personality,” she tells Allure of the decision to go brunette.

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And in an industry as competitive as theirs, 19-year-old Bella’s brown strands also add some diversity between her and Gigi.

“My sister being blonde and me being brunette, it’s a good separation,” she tells the magazine. “I put a blonde wig on and think it would be fun to go back, but I’m happy with my hair. Blondes are so angelic. My sister can get away with anything.”

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Bella isn’t the only model covering the magazine this month — veteran Naomi Campbell is also gracing Allure‘s cover — and has a lot to say on the topic of modeling. “From what I understand, the era of supermodels is now in again. But this is a different time. It’s a different work ethic.”

For more on Bella and Naomi, head over to Allure for the full stories.

— Jillian Ruffo

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