Hailey Baldwin’s guide to thirst trapping is fundamental to upping your Instagram following
She’s more than the Jenner and Hadid’s friend
by Ari Bines
You're aware you're a well-versed thirst trapper if people have made it possible to damn nearly break your DMs. There are very few people in existence who have made it to the top of their game in compelling people to want them and want to be them. Along with ruthless thirst trappers like Bella Hadid and every child born of Kris Jenner’s womb, Hailey Baldwin is one of the best.
I didn't care much for Baldwin when I saw she seemed a lot like what I call the "backpack" to the Hadids and the Jenners (sorry, sis). However, when I stumbled upon her Insta feed, I realized this bitch is telling aspiring trappers like me that we're playing the game all wrong. Let's peep her majesty's brillant tactics to the trap and take notes along the way.
It all starts with wet hair
Hailey is who I believe to be the queen of the sickening wet dog look. Her short soaked locks are something out of a Playboy editorial spread which unsurprisingly seals the deal on her overqualified skillset for thirst trapping.
I'm not sure why, but post a pic like you've just been trapped in a washing machine spin-cycle, you've practically forced the hand of everyone who’s been hovering over your Follow button.
It’s all about bandeaus
Hailey might as well have started her own line of bandeaus because it seems to be almost all she wears in her Instagram posts. Maybe she can't dress, or maybe she's a mad genius of thottin’ and boppin’, too booked and busy to bother wearing a real shirt — which is honestly my dream.
By showing off how lifted (or not *wink*) your tit bits are, you leave very little to the imagination to your audience—which is kind the best way to collect those 1k-and-up likes.
Utilize the cool girl spread
The tricky thing about Baldwin's cool girl spread is that she scouts her locations for this particular shot in the outdoors. Because like, who's ballsy enough to photograph half naked outside? That’s you, bitch! You’re that brave!
This trap tactic exhibits hella fearlessness because let's face it, she's putting it ALL out there.
Lastly, you have to look tired and flustered…in everything
“Whooo, me?” is the kind of coy attitude you want to be serving like Hailey when you're looking to get your crush's attention. The best way to achieve this look is to honestly just get shit-face drunk. That's probably the only time you act as your most careless self.
Hailey understands these trade tricks becuase she gives absolutely no fucks when shooting the fakest, hottest pics on your feed. How else does one parlay the DNA of a lesser Baldwin brother into a Bieber babe? And THEN into something resembling solo celebrity? Honestly, I’m in awe. Let’s all be more like Hailey.