In a recent interview with London’s The Times, model and actress Cara Delevingne declares she’s “not doing fashion work anymore.” Well, that’s a bold statement. What led Cara to make this decision? She said it made her hate her body and herself and made her “feel a bit hollow.” Cara also said she was put into sexually suggestive poses since the start of her modeling career when she was just in her teens.
“I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick. It’s horrible and it’s disgusting. [We’re talking about] young girls. You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to…not great stuff,” she said.
The fashion industry took a toll on her physically as well. Cara developed psoriasis and had to get her body painted during fashion shows to hide her skin condition. She revealed, “People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something.”
However, she isn’t letting her past get the best of her. She’s the star of the film adaption of Paper Towns and she’s currently filming Suicide Squad with an all-star cast. “I am very good at standing up for myself now, and for other people. If there is injustice I will flip out. If someone is crossing a line, they will know about it and so will everyone else,” Cara declared.
I’m glad she’s sticking up for herself and leaving behind what no longer serves her!
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