Cara Delevingne has quit the modelling industry this week, as she confirmed in a recent interview. She has been a model for almost 12 years now but has made an exit, just as her acting career is taking off.
Speaking to The Times (via MTV), Miss Delevingne said she will keep her model status “former” for a number of reasons, especially as being a supermodel was extremely hard for her. Cara had to deal with anxiety and an unfortunate deal of body shaming. This resulted in a severe skin condition and mentally hating herself and her body.
This move to stop modelling has been anticipated, as Cara dropped her model management agency earlier this summer. “Modelling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while,” Delevingne said in the interview. “It didn’t make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was…I felt so old.” Cara is only just 23. There has been floods of support for her decision, which I fully agree with. If Cara isn’t being made happy and comfortable in what she does, which modelling clearly didn’t make her, then she deserves to make a stand and leave to do something she does enjoy.
Cara will now pursue her career in acting, which she has already proved to be successful at. You can see her starring in Paper Towns in cinemas now, and Suicide Squad this time next year.