By all accounts, Cara Delevingne was on top of the modelling world, fast shooting to fame and becoming one of the industry’s most in-demand faces thanks to hundreds of turns on the catwalk and countless coveted campaigns.
But the 23-year-old seems to be determined to distance herself from the fashion industry, instead making a name for herself as an actress.
“I am not doing fashion work anymore,” she said in a candid new interview with The Times.
“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.”
She also revealed that she became so stressed that she developed psoriasis, a skin condition.
“People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something,” she said.
The amount of travelling and long working hours also put a strain on the star.
“It wasn’t a good time,” she said. “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.”
Cara recently revealed that her latest relationship with musician St Vincent has made her happier than ever.
“I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days,” she admitted to Vogue.
Cara, who is currently filming the upcoming Suicide Squad, added: “And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle.”