Cara Delevingne, known for her modeling and acting career but also has some lesser-known facts that make her stand out even more. From her battles with body image and depression as well as her explorations in the realm of sex toys and her openness about her pansexuality, here are 10 interesting facts about the multi-talented Delevingne.
Troubles with Depression and Body Image
Despite her stunning beauty, Cara Delevingne struggled with depression and insecurity about her body during her teenage years. She faced ridicule for her small chest. She also began menstruating later than her peers and was referred to as “frigid” and “flat”. When she was 15 depression slowed her down and she had to temporarily drop out of school. Interview with BBC she discussed her time in which she stated, “I hated myself for being depressed, I hated feeling depressed, I hated feelings.” But, Delevingne came from a extremely wealthy family and everybody believed she should be happy by default, but they didn’t understand her mental state.
Homophobic in her Youth
Cara Delevingne struggled to understand her sexuality as a child in a family in which it wasn’t discussed. For a time, she found same-sex partnerships to be disgusting and was considered herself a homophobe. In an interview with The Guardian, Delevingne said, “I know I’m the luckiest girl in the world, I understand all this and I wish I could appreciate it. It’s just that there’s something dark inside me that I can’t shake.”
Delevingne considers herself pansexual and loves the person, regardless of gender or gender identity. She explained that this means she could also be attracted to non-binary or transgender people. In an interview with Variety, Delevingne said, “However an individual identifies, whether it’s a ‘they’, a ‘he’ or a ‘she’, I fall in love with the person – and that’s what it’s about. I’m attracted to the person as such.”
Marriage and Relationships
In 2019, Delevingne got married in Las Vegas to actress Ashley Benson, but they later broke up. She was also romantically connected to the actress Michelle Rodriguez and singer Miley Cyrus. The public display of Delevingne’s sexuality has been met with mixed reactions and praise.
Threats from the Film Industry
Delevingne had to face opposition from producer Harvey Weinstein, who threatened her career if she didn’t conceal her sexual orientation and seek out an appropriate male companion to serve as a “cover”. Yet, Delevingne didn’t listen, and she continued to speak out about her sexuality as well as relationships.
Business with a Sex Toy Company
Delevingne has a partnership with a toy company for sex and is the one who personally tests the products. She is open and unashamed about her work in the business and regards it as a way to promote sexual wellness and freedom.
Secret Vaginal Tunnel
Delevingne has a hidden vaginal passageway in her house, which was a gift from a close friend. The tunnel was designed by an artist and is an image for female power and empowerment.
Delevingne recently stepped into the realm of NFTs by creating a video of herself dancing in a secret vaginal tunnel inside her house and then selling it as a special digital collectible. The video showcases her daring and unflinching personality and her determination to try new things and break boundaries.
Despite criticisms about her acting skills she has continued to pursue her love of acting. She’s appeared in numerous films and television shows like “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Suicide Squad” and “Carnival Row” It is evident that she isn’t shackled by others’ opinions about her talents and skills and is constantly challenging herself.
Inspiration and Role Model
Delevingne’s story is an inspiration for many. She has been open of her personal struggles as well as her her journey to self-acceptance, she is a role model for how to be true to oneself regardless of what other people may think or say. She has been vocal about her mental health, body positivity and inclusiveness and has utilized her platform to speak out for marginalized communities. Her actions prove that it’s not necessary to be able to do everything right and it’s fine to be different and unique.
Cara Delevingne began her career as model at 10, when she joined Storm Model Management. She soon became famous and was soon among the highest sought-after models in the industry and walked for the top brands like Burberry, Chanel, and Fendi. She’s a model of how to transcending from a model to the status of a brand and also how to make a name for oneself in the fashion world.
Delevingne is also well-known for her charitable efforts, she has been a global ambassador for Women’s Cancer Research Fund and actively supports mental health organizations and charities including, The Samaritans and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In addition, she has donated to organizations fighting against discrimination and racism.
Delevingne has also been a professional musician, and has released numerous music videos and songs. She has collaborated with various artists like Pharrell Williams.
Social Media Influence
Delevingne has a large following on social media and is famous for her candid and honest posts and relatable content which have helped her build a following of fans and supporters.
Model who became actress
Delevingne has made the transition from model to actress, and has been praised for her performances in films such as “The Face of an Angel” and “Tulip Fever”.