Hailey Bieber is calling it quits with social media … sort of. While the model says she does hope to still be active on Instagram “even when I’m old and saggy,” for now she’s relegating the platform to the weekends. “When it comes to social media, I’ve definitely gone through so much comparison,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in a new interview. “Comparing myself to other people, getting compared to other people, feeling like I need to have this type of body in order to feel good about myself.”
“I’m only 24, and I’m still figuring out who I am as a woman. Who I am in my career. Who I am as a wife. There’s so much going on, I had to give myself a break from looking at myself and other people, though,” she explained. “I had to start doing this thing where I don’t go on Instagram Monday through Friday.”
Bieber noted that social media can become “dark” and “weird” fast for her if she’s not careful. “With social media, you click on one thing, and you see another, and then you’re in this weird rabbit hole, and you’re putting yourself down,” she said.
“The reality is that people show their best and hide the rest a lot of the time on social media,” Bieber continued. “You’re only seeing a very small portion of what that person is allowing the world to see.”
Although the bareMinerals ambassador’s social media is updated Monday through Friday, she said it’s someone from her team doing it for her. “I had to remove myself. Everyone has insecurities. Just because people tell [me I’m] beautiful? That’s not how I see it, and that’s not how I feel all the time,” she said. “It’s a continuous journey to love yourself. It doesn’t ever stop.”
And neither will her love for social media despite her five-day-long breaks from it.
“I hope I’m on it even when I’m old and saggy,” she said, adding, “I hope I love myself then.”