W Korea is most definitely tapping into the social media generation of models in 2016. The publication secured Kendall Jenner for its big spring fashion edition back in March, ultimately receiving dismal reviews. Now two months later, W Korea proudly unveils its May issue featuring Bella Hadid. Fresh from the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain, the younger Hadid sister stars on two separate covers for the occasion (a W Korea staple), sporting some very questionable and rather tacky outfits before the lens of controversial photographer Terry Richardson.
Unlike Bella’s Spanish Bazaar cover, however, forum members weren’t so keen on the results. “Easily her ugliest covers to date. What have they done to her face? Oh and the second cover features such a weird angle. Too coy for Terry, can almost imagine him preferring an open leg shot instead. In a way I can deal with Bella’s career direction – let her build up momentum and practice with these smaller covers and edits. So that by the time she gets to Vogue at least she’ll be a bit more developed than the others,” proclaimed Benn98 the moment the covers dropped.
“I expected so much better,” disapproved MON.
“Down the drain,” simply stated an uninterested Nymphaea.
Aizanara wasn’t impressed either, ranting, “This is a no for me. Bella’s face looks weird and the styling doesn’t help. I like the first cover more than the second though.”
Showing favor for the second cover (below) was narcyza: “The second one it’s not so bad but I really can’t believe that anybody wants to work with Terry.”
TeeVanity soon shed some light on the covers, reasoning, “She looks stunning to me on both covers, these are expected Terry Richardson images.”
Await more from Bella’s W Korea cover appearance and join the debate here.