Yolanda Foster Opens up about Lyme Disease and her Model Daughters, Gigi and Bella Hadid

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Yolanda Foster is not only the mother to Gigi and Bella Hadid, but she is a successful model in her own right.

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Let’s pause here for a flashback moment…

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Aren’t you glad we took that quick break?

We are!

On social media, Yolanda is often seen sharing snaps of her struggle with Lyme disease, which she spoke about to W, for the magazine’s Pop Issue.

“I had much more glamorous plans for myself, obviously.”

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The model also leverages social media to congratulate her daughters (and son) on their continued accomplishments.

Sunshine on a cloudy day……. #STRENGTH #ProudMommy @gigihadid @adweek

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Happy girls are the prettiest….. Thank you my love @bellahadid for always making me smile #ProudMommy #DKNY

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Yolanda also opened up to W about how the industry has evolved from when she began to now, especially with the advent of social media.

“When I was modeling 30 years ago, we didn’t have that. You went around with your portfolio, begging for jobs. Now, these kids establish themselves on social media and they just run with it.”

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As Yolanda continues to battle Lyme disease, we are happy to see her always smiling and exuding positivity.

You can check out more of Yolanda in W‘s August Pop Issue.