This time last year, you couldn’t walk down a magazine aisle without seeing model Cara Delevingne on the cover of a glossy. Today, and apparently going forward, you will be seeing less and less of her — unless it’s on the Big Screen.
The 23-year-old recently opened up to The Times Magazine and said that she will no longer be doing Fashion Week. “I am not doing fashion work any more, after having, like, psoriasis and all that stuff,” she said. She went on to explain that one of the reasons is because she has psoriasis, a skin condition which makes the skin very dry and itchy. Delevingne said that people in the industry have been anything but understanding about this common and non-contagious skin disorder, and she believes modeling is what caused it in the first place. “People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something.”
Another reason she’s letting go of gigs that made her super famous? She said modeling made her hate her body and suffocated her as a human. “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 most shocking confession from the interview, is when Delevingne opened up about being sexually exploited as a young girl in the modeling world. “I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick,” she said. “It’s horrible and it’s disgusting. You start when you are really young and you get subjected to… not great stuff.”
For now, Delevingne, who has a lifetime ahead of her, will be focusing on her acting career. She recently stared in John Green’s Paper Towns.
We’ll have to wait and see what else is in store for Delevingne!