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Hailey Baldwin: I want to prove myself

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Hailey Baldwin: I want to prove myself

Hailey Baldwin doesn't want to trade on her famous name.

The 19-year-old model - who is the daughter of actor Stephen and Kennya Baldwin - is determined to prove herself as talented in her own right and insists every one of her famous uncles has had to do the same.

She said: "I want to do everything on my own without my name being a factor.

"I try to keep myself separate from it. Kids that already have a famous background are just following in their families' footsteps. My dad and all of his brothers have done this. This is my family business."

But despite her famous family, Hailey is trying to stay grounded and her dad has even threatened to "drag her by the hair" and force her to move home if he feels her jet-setting lifestyle is going to her head.

She said: "My dad has said to me that if he ever thought I was getting out of line, he would fly anywhere and rag me by my hair and make me move home. But my parents know I'm a good kid."

Hailey - who was previously romantically linked to Justin Bieber - was homeschooled and thinks that made her more mature than other girls her age.

She said: "I actually think that helped me become very mature for my age.

"I didn't turn out socially awkward, but I just missed out on the partying and all the boys and drama. It helped me skip past being childish."

Though Hailey loves her glamorous life, she sometimes yearns for things to be more "simple".

She told Grazia magazine: "I was sitting on the plane yesterday, thinking I wish I could snap my fingers and go back in time to where I grew up, back with my parents when things were more simple.

"But this is the way life is right now and I would never, ever, ever change it. I wouldn't take it back for anything."