Bella Hadid is determined to be "real" with her social media followers.

Bella Hadid wants to be honest with her followers

Bella Hadid wants to be honest with her followers

The 25-year-old model opened up about her many "depressive episodes" during an Instagram post in November, and Bella has been encouraged by the reaction to her message.

Bella - who has more than 48 million followers on Instagram - explained: "That post made me less lonely because I had a lot of people that have reached out saying, 'I feel that way too'. [When I posted them] it was to make sure that anybody that was feeling that way knew it was okay to feel that way."

Bella now wants to "speak [her] truth" on social media.

The brunette beauty told WSJ. Magazine: "Even though on Instagram things look so beautiful, at the end of the day, we are all cut from the same cloth. I felt like it was just good for me to be able to speak my truth and at some point I wasn't able to post nice pretty pictures anymore. I was over it."

Bella added that "real is the new real" and admitted that her attitude towards social media has changed over recent months.

She said: "I don't know if that's not what people want on Instagram, and that's fine. I don't have to be on Instagram forever. I feel like real is the new real, and that's what's important to me."

In November, Bella posted a series of selfies of herself in a distressed state on social media.

The model explained that dealing with anxiety, depression, and burnout had been her reality "every day, every night" for years.

She explained to her followers: "Sometimes all you’ve gotta hear is that you’re not alone. So from me to you, you’re not alone. I love you, I see you, and I hear you."