Cara Delevingne is moving from the world of modeling to chase her dream of becoming a movie actress. The British model has revealed that she is ready to focus on the new aspect of her Hollywood career.
The pretty model made the announcement during an interview with London’s The Times, in which she admitted that modeling made her “feel hollow,” People reported. Delevingne was also very candid with the publication and relayed how fashion work made her forgot how young she was.
The 23-year-old star became popular in the modeling industry after she landed a Burberry ad campaign in 2011. However, living in the hectic fashion limelight eventually took its toll on the model.
"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.”
The “Paper Towns” actress even suffered from a psoriasis breakout, wherein the make-up teams covered up Delevingne’s body with foundation in order to hide the condition.
"People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something," the former model recalled.
Aside from the fatigue of constant travel, skin conditions and body issues, Delevingne also told The Times that the sexy poses she was asked to do as a teen made her “feel sick.” She admitted that she was unable to say no to nudity or sexual poses given that she was still a newbie then.
"I am a bit of a feminist... It's horrible and it's disgusting… You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to … not great stuff," Delevingne said.
Despite the challenges she had to endure in the fashion industry, the experience made her stronger and taught her how to stand up for herself.
"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," Delevingne added.