Cara Delevingne Confesses Modeling Made Her 'Hate' Herself

cara delevingneWe envy supermodels, not just for their looks but for the perfect lives they must lead. Not so fast, cautions Cara Delevingne, who's the "It" girl of the moment. Cara has announced that she's quitting modeling, and to hear her talk about it, it's really a freaking nightmare.

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In a recent interview with London's The Times, the 23-year-old model got candid about her work as a model. And she didn't hold back as to why she's called it quits on that career.

Not only did modeling make her feel "a bit hollow," but Cara pointed out that it didn't make her "grow at all as a human being ... I kind of forgot how young I was," she said. "I felt so old."

Which is pretty sad, considering she started modeling just four years ago, when she landed a coveted Burberry campaign as a teenager.

All aspiring models hope for a big break like that, but Cara says the intense attention -- not to mention pressure to model in sexually suggestive poses -- put her "constantly on edge."

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"I'm a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick," she admitted. "It's horrible and it's disgusting."

And even though she was the one being victimized, Cara internalized the experience, eventually hating herself, her body -- even the way she looked.

"It's a mental thing..." she said. "...It just gets worse and worse."

As a result, Cara began having serious flare-ups of the skin condition, psoriasis, which necessitated her to be painted with foundation before she hit the catwalk of fashion shows.

"People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was like, leprosy, or something," she said.

So much for the glamorous world of modeling.

Luckily, Cara's got a promising acting career to look forward to. She's now starring in Paper Towns and has BFFs like Taylor Swift to watch her back.

"I feel like all of that modeling, life, rejection, everything, was preparation for this," she said. "And now that I'm doing this, I am the happiest person in the whole world."

We're wondering if her message will encourage other models to take a second look at the industry. Or for us to take a second look at models.

 

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