Cara Delevingne is an actress, singer and now former British model. That's right, apparently the catwalks will have to say goodbye to one of their greatest exponents today. The model that starred in campaigns for brands such as Burberry, DKNY and Chanel has decided to pause her career as a model, because even she has been the victim of the pressure to look perfect.
In an interview for the London newspaper The times the protagonist of Paper towers (Paper cities)She explains that things got so bad that she had to decide to pause her career in the fashion industry. He also commented on how modeling has caused him problems and how, at times, he felt forced to perform 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 just gets worse and worse.
The stress that Cara was subjected to caused severe psoriasis (a skin disease). Being in the fashion industry also made the actress grow up too fast, or at least she felt that way.
The modeling made me feel a bit empty after a while. It didn't make me grow at all as a human being. And I half forgot how young I was … I felt old.
Delevingne also talked about the dark side of which there is much talk about the fashion industry, the sexual environment. She comments that when she was younger she had to pose in sexual attitudes with which she did not agree.
I am a bit feminist and that makes me feel sick. It is horrible and disgusting.
Now that Cara Delevingne is finishing with modeling, her acting career is on the rise, as she recently participated in Paper Towns and will soon appear in the movie Bread. The actress thanks everything she learned as a model, as this prepared her for the world of Hollywood.
I am stronger than I was before, and I feel that everything I lived 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.