Cara Delevingne is an actress, singer and now ex British model. That’s right, apparently, the catwalks will have to say goodbye to one of its greatest exponents today. The model who starred in campaigns for brands such as Burberry, DKNY, and Chanel has decided to put her career as a model on hold because even she has been the victim of the pressure to look perfect.
In an interview with the London newspaper The Time the star of Paper Towns ( Cities Paper), explains that things got so bad that she had to decide to pause his career in the fashion industry. She also commented on how modeling has caused her problems and how, at times, she felt forced to make awkward and ‘disgusting’ poses for photo shoots.
I was between fighting and running away for months. Constantly on the edge. It’s a mental thing, because if you hate yourself, your body and the way you look, it only gets worse and worse.
The stress Cara was subjected to caused severe psoriasis (a skin disease). Being in the fashion industry also made the actress grow up too quickly, or at least she felt that way.
The modeling made me feel a bit empty after a while. It did not make me grow at all as a human being. And I half forgot how young I was … I felt old.
Delevingne also spoke about the dark side of much talk about the fashion industry, the sexual environment. She says that when she was younger she had to pose in sexual attitudes with which she did not agree.
I’m a bit feminist and that makes me feel sick. It is horrible and disgusting.
Now that Cara Delevingne is finishing with modeling, her career as an actress is growing, since she recently participated in Paper Towns and will soon appear in the film Pan. The actress thanks everything she learned as a model, as this prepared her for the world of Hollywood.
I am stronger than I used to be, and I feel that everything I experienced in modeling, rejection and everything, was just a preparation for this, and now that I am doing it, I am the happiest person in the whole world.