Take a page from Cara Delevingne‘s book o modeling…and quit!
Cara Delevingne is obvi gorgeous AND hugely successful, so I’ve always wondered why she always rags on her modelings career- after all, it got her where she is. But then I read stuff like this, I get super sad and disturbed…
In a recent interview with London’s The Times, the 23-year-old divulged that she is “not doing fashion work any more.” The reason? It made her “feel a bit hollow.” Here are some snippets:
“It didn’t make me grow at all as a human being,” she said. “And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old.”
“I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge,” Delevingne said. “It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse.”
And worsen it did. Delevingne said her demanding schedule led to a psoriasis breakout, a skin affliction other stars have also recently spoken about. Describing her struggle with the condition, she said crews were painting her body with foundation “every single show” in order to hide it.
“People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something,” she said in the interview.
Delevingne also spoke of the sexually suggestive poses she was asked to do when she was just a teen. As a newbie in the industry then, Delevingne said she felt she couldn’t say no to nudity or sexual poses.
“I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick,” she said. “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.”
Ugh. But she’s learned a lot from the biz, at least, and is super happy:
“I am very good at standing up for myself now, and for other people,” she said. “If there is injustice I will flip out. If someone is crossing a line, they will know about it and so will everyone else.”
“I am a lot harder than I was and I feel like all of that modeling, life, rejection, everything, was preparation for this, and now that I am doing this I am the happiest person in the whole world.”
Get it girl. And say Byeeee to those terrible sounding modeling days. GOOD RIDDANCE.
Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 11:11am
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