Cara Delevingne: “I Would Have Never Been A Model In The 90’s”

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Cara Delevingne is one of my favorite models around- mostly because she seems so funny and spirited and personable!

Her interview in WSJ is no exception to the rule- she talks all about model stereotypes, social media and her career path. You can read the full WSJ. Magazine piece here, but let me throw you some highlights:

Her social media helped her: “I wouldn’t have done as well if I hadn’t had that. Not at all. In the ’90s, I wouldn’t have been a supermodel.”

The downsides of the modeling industry: “It’s horrible living in a world where I’ll get a call from someone saying, So-and-so says you were partying a lot and you were looking this way and you need to lose weight. It makes me so angry. If you don’t want to hire me, don’t hire me.”

Putting her dream of becoming an actress on the back-burner to pursue modeling: “I basically gave up on acting, because trying to get an agent was impossible. Everyone said, ‘You’re just a model,’ …once I had my mind set that I was going to do this modeling thing, I really wanted to beat it, if that makes sense. Win it.”

Modeling not fulfilling her: “I ended up feeling a bit empty. Fashion is about what’s on the outside, and that’s it. There’s no searching, it’s just creating pretty things.”

Expanding her career and avoiding stereotypes: “I don’t want to be that cliché: model-slash-actress.”

Not limiting her career options: “I want to prove that you can be anything you want to be. I love working, and I love what I do. If I f—it up now, it’s all my fault.”

Her hopes of recording her own music album: “People are going to judge it so harshly that I think it has to be amazing.”

Finding herself in the tabloids: “It makes me never want to set foot outside ever again. I used to read them and torture myself.”

Finding inner peace in recent years: “I used to be in a constant state of panic and anxiety and have far too many voices in my head. I suddenly realized I’m peaceful inside, and I’ve never had that. Even when I was growing up.”

[WSJ. Magazine]

Doesn’t she sound real? I kinda want her to do more acting- I didn’t know she was pursuing that before modeling.  And clearly, modeling isn’t going to make this talented lady completely happy…

Photos: WSJ, FameFlynet

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