Model Hailey Bieber says her ultimate goal in life is to “represent Jesus.”
In an interview on “NOW with Natalie” on the Hillsong Channel, Baldwin — the daughter of outspoken Hollywood conservative actor Stephen Baldwin — opened up about her faith and her struggles in the modern modeling industry.
Hailey Bieber attends the Hillsong Church regularly with her husband, Justin Bieber.
Hailey Bieber said her modeling looks are “fabricated,” which motivates her to post more realistic pictures of herself to her Instagram.
She said she wants to show her “real, funny goofy side” through social media.
Bieber says finding balance between her job and her faith can be difficult.
“I obviously believe in modesty, but a big part of my job is body and face and vanity and that is the whole premise of what I do, so it’s actually really difficult to try to be like, ‘This is what I do for my job — but on Sunday I’m in church and that’s a real thing for me and that’s a real lifestyle for me and Jesus is a real thing for me,’ without it looking like I’m compromising everything,” she said.
Though her father is a successful entertainer himself, Bieber says family connections can only help so much in her industry.
“At the end of the day, people don’t care who you are. They don’t care who your family is. They don’t care where you came from because there’s always going to be someone that’s prettier and cooler, and there’s going to be the next one coming up every week, basically,” she said.
“I think the biggest thing I’ve struggled with is I compare myself to people a lot.”
She later said her job can often make her question whether she’s “enough” — but her faith winds up reassuring her.
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“You’re enough because God created you,” she said.
She also added that part of her motivation with her job is to “represent Jesus.”
“I think that the bigger purpose behind it is for me to be a light in this place,” Bieber said. “And I’m here to represent Jesus through me for other people — for His will to be done.”
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