Cara Delevigne Has No Remorse For Her Post-Supermodel Life
It looks as if it’s the end of an era for Cara Delevingne and she couldn’t be happier to see the modeling door close behind her. We’ve always known, even from watching interviews of the youthful twenty-something at the height of her modeling career, that her passions lied elsewhere. She spoke of singing and acting with an undeniable twinkle in her eye and in contrast, spoke of her abrupt rise to fame as a model as a mere luck of the draw; something that worked for her in the moment but was undeniably disposable. Not only do her passions possess loyalties outside modeling, but her talents are definitely aligned, with her honest performance in Paper Towns already hitting the big screen, and we’ve all seen the girl beatbox, right? Enough said.
Delevingne spoke of her departure from modeling in a recent Times interview with semi-shocking disgust for the industry and all it’s exposed her to, in which she voiced, “I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick. 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.” The post-supermodel has no remorse for leaving a life that she feels made her “feel a bit hollow after a while” and “didn’t make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was … I felt so old.”
In the modeling world, it’s standard procedure to start feeling ancient when you turn twenty, given your career usually skyrockets by the time you’re fifteen. The 23-year-olds first job was booked when she was just ten years old, and it was in Vogue Italia photographed by Bruce Weber. It’s understandable that the beautiful girl with the bushy eyebrows and big personality isn’t able to take a career that came almost too easily to her, so seriously. This is exactly why it-girls and campaign faces come like buses, as Gucci Mane puts it, “Miss one, miss fifteen, one comin”. After Kate Moss, there was Cara. And before Natalie Westling, there was Lily Cole. And before Jordan Dunn there was Naomi Campbell. As Delevingne steps down from her reign as Karl Lagerfeld’s muse and the opening face to nearly every runway during Fashion Week, designers are sure to be scrambling for the next big thing. Luckily they have a Jenner to hold them over. Fashion’s theme song might as well be Beyonce’s “Irreplacable”.
Also, if you were wondering what Cara will be doing post-modeling career: