Cara Delevingne says modelling “makes her feel sick” and SLAMS the industry

The ex-model says young girls are forced to pose naked and "It's disgusting"

by Laurence Mozafari |
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Cara Delevingne has opened up in a frank interview about why she quit modelling, and the seedier side of the industry.

Cara, who has fronted campaigns for Burberry and Topshop, said that the stress made her physically ill and she was treated like a lepor for it.

Speaking to The Times the 23-year-old model-turned-actress said: "I am not doing fashion work any more, after having, like, psoriasis and all that stuff.

"Modelling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while. It didn't make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was... I felt so old.

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


"I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge. 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 British model, who has recently starred in romantic flick, *Paper Towns, *and made up part of the ensemble cast of *Suicide Squad, *has slammed the fashion industry for pressuring young girls to pose naked, and putting them in a position where they can't say no.

She continued: "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 get subjected to... not great stuff."

Well, we're glad you're away from it now, Cara. But that does sound like worrying stuff for those still involved.


Cara Delevingne's Paper Towns style

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Putting the sexy in '70s with this cute Burberry printed cut-out mini dress and retro Charlie's Angels waves

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Channelling a cutesy '60s vibe in a sequinned Jenny Packham top, Elie Saab shorts and a supersize bun

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Grungy make-up and tons of textures give Cara her signature cool edge. That Saint Laurent mini doesn't hurt, either

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From her mirrored sunnies to the shoes on her feet, Queen Delevingne is working so many shades of blue and looking fan-flippin'-tastic

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Working geometric Vatanika co-ords, sky-high ankle strappies and a glossy blowdry

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Mixing military chic with starry prints in this Saint Laurent get-up

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Putting up a fashion fight in this Kung Fu inspired Alexandre Gauthier wraparound tunic teamed with a glitzy mini and fierce heels

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Showing houndstooth can look hawwwwt in a sheer Mary Katrantzou mini paired with summer goth make-up

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