Hailey Baldwin Talks Insecurities, Reveals Her Celeb Crush -- It's Not Justin Bieber!
By Latifah Muhamamd
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Hailey Baldwin isn’t scared to get real.
The 19-year-old model goes on the record about her insecurities and the drawbacks to social media in a new interview with the UK’s ES magazine.
"This generation has a lot of eyes on them," says Baldwin who boasts 7.2 million followers on Instragram "Everybody my age struggles with insecurities, so take that and multiply it by seven million people."
With such a large online following, Baldwin has of course waded through her share of nasty comments.
"There are people much older than me saying horrible things who have no business paying attention to what a 19-year-old does," she says before admitting, "It's not the best feeling in the world."
Ultimately, Baldwin realizes that being a public figure means opening yourself up to scrutiny. "It comes with the job. You just have to accept it and move on."
The teen, who is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, has learned a lot from growing up in the celebrity world, and even though motherhood isn’t in her immediate plans, she refuses to raise her future children in the glare of the spotlight.
"When I have kids, they will not grow up around all this," Baldwin vows. "It's easy to become spoiled and pretentious and to have the wrong attitude."
On a lighter note, the blonde beauty also revealed her celebrity crush — and no, it's not her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber!
There's another musician that has had her eye for a while now.
"I am obsessed with John Mayer," Baldwin gushes. "I love him. I just think he’s so talented. I have his documentary in my iTunes. I watch it all the time. I know [his third studio album] Continuum start to finish, every word."
She even met Mayer one night, while having dinner with Hailee Steinfeld at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, California. After raving about the restaurant's "phenomenal kale salad," Baldwin detailed her chance run-in with Mayer.
"He pulled Hailee aside to say he'd heard her song and thought her lyrics were awesome," she recalls. "I was digging my nails into her arm, like, 'Oh my goodness, John Mayer told you your music is great?' I was tripping!"
Mayer may be just a crush, but Baldwin seems to have a thing for artistic men. Months before Drake proclaimed his love for Rihanna at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, the Toronto rapper was rumored to be dating Baldwin.
See more on Baldwin and Drake's hookup in the video below.