First of all, Hailey Baldwin wants everyone to know that she's totally single and not dating Justin Bieber, though they remain close friends.

Also, as she tells Marie Claire, when faced with the prospect of being the Biebs' new lady love back around the start of the year, she totally backed out because that struggle was just too real.

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"I don't want attention out of dating somebody. Texts started coming through, crazy phone calls," she recounts. "It's hard to date somebody in this industry. You have to have really thick skin and be very strong. You have to focus on the person and nothing else." Or, apparently, you don't.