Woman of Faith, Wife, Supermodel, TV Personality, Style Influencer
As a continuation of our GTIA Muse series on celebrity figures who are writing their own stories of faith, we are excited for our next feature on the stunning and spiritually grounded supermodel, Hailey Bieber.
With several Vogue magazine covers under her belt, and a jaw-dropping celebrity-studded wedding last fall to Justin Beiber, the covergirl of this month’s ELLE 2020 March issue is candidly discussing her Christian faith, and its powerful influence in her life, and in her marriage.
The motif and perfect blend of high-faith and high-fashion, she’s been vocal and expressive in almost every interview she’s conducted on the significance of God, faith and Christianity, and the role it’s played in the development of her life and its purpose. “I think my bigger purpose is to be a light. I’m here to represent Jesus through me, for other people, and for His will to be done.”
Marriage has surely strengthened her life’s purpose, as Hailey and Justin represent a cool and modern definition of what it means to be young people of faith, while also remaining somewhat traditional — The couple chose to forgo cohabitation, and like Ciara and Russell Wilson, committed to sexual purity until they got married. Not having sex, Justin decided, was a way for him to feel closer to God, who also later revealed he suffered from a sex addiction.
Hailey credits a mutual belief in God as a foundation for her relationship with Justin, "Being able to share that with each other—to have that bond of faith and spirituality—is so for us. It’s the most important part of our relationship, following Jesus together, being a part of the church community together. It’s everything.”
Prayer has always been part of Hailey’s roots with her deep upbringing in the church. She mentioned to ELLE magazine that she grew up attending a nondenominational church, but it wasn’t until she moved to New York that she really got in touch with her own faith. “As I got older, it got harder to follow church and the Bible because it felt very adult. until I found a church I felt was geared toward young people. And for me, that was the Hillsong Church in New York City. It started to feel like my own little community of people who were also young and following God and just immersed in a church community. Then I developed my own relationship to church and my own relationship with God, separate from being raised that way by my parents. That’s been a cool journey for me.”
In an interview with Teen Vogue when asked about not just attending church, but having an actual relationship with God and expressing her truth to the world, she said, “I think that it's very important for everybody to be in touch with their spirituality and to have a relationship with God. Not everybody is going to believe in the God that I believe in, but it's something that I'm not afraid to share with people because I know how it inspires me — how it positively affects my life. So if you don't like it, no one is saying that you have to follow what I follow, but I should be free to talk about what I want to. I think that God kind of put me in the place in my life to not be quiet about it, not be quiet about him, so that I can reach and inspire His people.” #GTIAMuse
A RECAP OF HER STYLE: Under the vision and style direction of wardrobe stylist Maeve Reilly, her style is a combination of tomboy chic, vintage, oversized and athletic, yet equally glamorous. Described by ELLE Magazine as a style icon known for seamlessly pairing designer clothes with cutting-edge streetwear, she says: “I love mixing the two. I think you can be comfortable and still look cool and chic at the same time.” #GTIAWoman
Being quite honest here, I’ve been dreaming and praying of Hailey one day wearing God Thinks I Am — I’m imagining her in our God Thinks I Am bodysuit, Higher Thoughts bodysuit, or our Then, God Made Woman swimsuit. A girl can dream, right?
In the meantime, get inspired and take a look at some of Hailey’s best street style and beauty moments:
p.s. Watch this snippet of Hailey’s interview on Hillsong Channel’s Now With Natalie where she talks about comparison, and how to overcome it with fellow GTIA Muse, Natalie Manuel Lee.
“I think that every person has had that feeling that they are not enough for something or for someone, and I question that myself about being enough for people, for someone, for this industry,” Hailey said, before adding, “I am because God took His time to create me and put me in this place. That’s my answer right there.”
Talk to you soon,
founder, God Thinks I Am