Cara Delevingne is the face of Burberry and Chanel, among many other global fashion brands, and has appeared on the cover of British and American Vogue. Her energy and quirk got her noticed by the modeling industry, and her talent won her two "Model of the Year" awards at the British Fashion Awards. But Cara tells The Wall Street Journal that she owes her popularity to her social media activity, particularly on Twitter and Instagram, where we see her antics like covering herself with fruits to celebrate having 10 million followers. “I wouldn’t have done as well if I hadn’t done that. Not at all.”
It may be surprising that the 22-year-old supermodel no longer finds satisfaction in her successful modeling career. She is, after all, an It-Girl. But she says she feels “a bit empty” modeling. “Fashion is about what’s on the outside, and that’s it. There’s no searching, it’s just creating pretty things.” And what more, there’s always the pressure to remain skinny or be skinnier—this angers Cara. “It’s horrible living in a world where I’ll get a call from someone saying, So-and-so says you were partying a lot and you were looking this way and you need to lose weight.”
Cara’s tired of pretty. So she’s been dabbling in her childhood ambition: acting. “With acting, the last thing you do is try to look pretty,” she says.
Cara landed her first role in the 2012 film Anna Karenina as Princess Sorokina. She did a short film directed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel entitled Reincarnation, wherein her co-star Pharrell praised her for being a natural, “jump[ing] into whatever character she is supposed to be.” With Cara having scored her first lead for Paper Towns, a film based on a book by the best-selling author John Green, we have our fingers crossed that she’ll thrive in Hollywood too.
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