Bella Hadid Walks Her First Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Alongside Ex (and 'Best Friend') The Weeknd
Bella Hadid finally made her official Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut! We’ve been following the model’s journey closely, from her first fitting to her struggles with mastering the perfect smile. And all her training finally paid off. Bella glided down the catwalk like a seasoned vet and gave her best smirk to her ex boyfriend, The Weeknd (né Abel Tesfaye).
In a first glimpse of her runway walk (you can see the full show when it airs December 5 on CBS) Bella struts past her ex in a metallic gray corset with matching half-sleeve cape during his performance of “Starboy.” The two lock eyes as she struts by him and even does a little shimmy. The Weeknd can’t take his eyes off her as she passes. (Can you blame him?)
While the duo look content together now, they split up in November after a year and half of dating. A source told PEOPLE the split was a result of their busy schedules being too hard to coordinate together, while reps for each star declined to comment.
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The model was spotted looking at a picture of her and The Weeknd kissing during her flight to Paris with the entire Victoria’s Secret crew. Model Kelly Gale took a Snapchat video from the seat behind Hadid, and a very diligent superfan pointed out the photo on her phone right away.
Then, the duo met up at the famed Hôtel Costes in Paris on Tuesday. “Bella sat next to The Weeknd and spoke for a little while to him,” E! News reported. “They were really cool with each other. Bella was in a great mood, smiling and seemed really happy while being there.”
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So when asked by ET Canada backstage before the show if she’s excited to see him perform, she was very supportive. “Abel is amazing,” she gushed. “He’s going to kill it. It’s his second year so he already knows the stage; he knows what he’s doing.”
She was even asked if she would try to mess with him when they took the stage together but she was 100 percent supportive. “He’s my best friend so we’re not uncomfortable with each other. He’s going to be awesome.”
Bella also hit the catwalk in a second look, but this time the stage belonged to her. She expertly modeled her second “disco ball” look, heading down the runway with a serious stare.
“I can’t believe I have wings,” Bella told PEOPLE of the look at her fitting. “It’s surreal! It’s crazy.” The wings are made of feathers and are detachable from the top. “The feathers were actually lighter than my actual outfit cause the whole outfit is all sequins,” she says. “They’re actually really comfortable which is nice.”
What do you think of the model’s first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show walk?