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Hailey Baldwin: 'I'm insecure, I'm fragile, I'm hurting, I have fears'

Model Hailey Baldwin encouraged young women "to lift

Model Hailey Baldwin encouraged young women "to lift each other up," rather than compare and belittle, in a recent social media message. Credit: Getty Images/JP Yim

Model and "Drop the Mic" co-host Hailey Baldwin, who married pop star Justin Bieber last year, says she suffers from self-image issues.

"[S]tepping into 2019 I want to be more open … about the things I struggle with, and be able to be more vulnerable," Baldwin posted on Instagram Sunday,  explaining, "I'm … 22 years old, and the truth is no matter how amazing life may look from the outside I struggle." 

Baldwin, daughter of Massapequa native Stephen Baldwin, of the Baldwin brothers acting family, went on to say, "I'm insecure, I'm fragile, I'm hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry. I have had more days than I can count where I've found myself scrolling through Instagram comparing myself, comparing my looks, feeling like I'm not good enough feeling like I lack so many things and really struggling to be confident in who I am…. "

She added, "I'm not writing this for a pity party or for sympathy but just to simply say, I'm a human. . . . It's hard finding who you are, but what's even harder is being picked apart and compared to other women while trying to do that. There are days that I'm simply broken because of it."

Baldwin urged other young women "to lift each other up, to stop making other women who are struggling JUST LIKE THEM, feel incompetent and less than. We ALL have flaws, and that will never change."

Bieber, 24, has not commented publicly about Baldwin's post.

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