Cara Delevingne, known for her acting and modeling careers is also a host of less-known facts that help her stand out even more. From her struggles with depression and body image, to her ventures to the world of sex toys and her willingness to talk about her pansexuality, here are 10 interesting facts about the multitalented 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, and began menstruating later than other women who were referred to as “frigid” and “flat”. When she was 15 depression slowed her down and she was forced to leave 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 wealthy family, and everyone thought she must be happy by default, but they were unable to comprehend her mental state.
Homophobic in her Youth
Cara Delevingne was unable to comprehend her sexuality as a child in a family where it was not discussed. At times, she found same-sex partnerships to be demeaning and considered herself a homophobe. When she spoke to 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 believes that she is pansexual and is in love with the person regardless of gender or gender identity. She said that she might also be attracted to non-binary and transgender individuals. When she spoke to 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 however, they later ended their relationship. She’s also been romantically linked to actress Michelle Rodriguez and singer Miley Cyrus. The public display of Delevingne’s sexuality has been met with both praise and criticism.
Risks from the Film Industry
Delevingne faced opposition from producers Harvey Weinstein, who threatened her career if she didn’t cover up her sexuality and find an appropriate male companion to serve as an “cover”. But Delevingne refused to listen to Weinstein and continued be open about her sexuality and relationship.
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 involvement in the field and regards it as an opportunity to spread the message of sexual health and freedom.
Secret Vaginal Tunnel
Delevingne has a secret vaginal tunnel inside her home that was given to her from a close friend. The tunnel was made by an artist, and is an image that women’s empowerment as well as freedom.
Delevingne recently stepped into the realm of NFTs by making a video of herself dancing in the secret vaginal tunnel inside her home and selling it as a special digital collectible. The video showcases her daring and unflinching personality and her determination to try new things and challenge boundaries.
Despite criticisms about her acting skills she continues to pursue her passion for acting and has appeared in several films and TV shows like “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Suicide Squad” and “Carnival Row” It’s evident that Delevingne is not limited by other people’s opinion on her talents and skills and is constantly challenging herself.
Inspiration and Role Model
Delevingne’s story is an inspiration for many. She has been transparent about her struggles and progress towards self-acceptance, she is an example of how to be self-assured regardless of what others might think or think. She has spoken out about body positivity and inclusiveness and has utilized her platform to speak out for communities that are marginalized. Her actions prove that it’s okay to not know everything and it’s okay to be different and individual.
Cara Delevingne began her career as a model at the age of 10, signing with Storm Model Management. She quickly rose to fame and was soon an one of the top in-demand models in the industry and walked for the top brands like Burberry, Chanel, and Fendi. She’s a model of what it takes to go from a model to the status of a brand and how to make an impression in the fashion world.
Delevingne is also known for her charitable efforts, she has been a global ambassador for Women’s Cancer Research Fund and actively helps mental health organizations and charities including, The Samaritans and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Additionally, she has donated to organizations that fight against discrimination and racism.
Delevingne can also be regarded as a performer, and has released numerous music videos and songs. She has collaborated with a variety of artists such as Pharrell Williams.
Social Media Influence
Delevingne has a strong presence on social media and is famous for her candid and honest post and relatable material which has allowed her to grow a huge following of fans and supporters.
Model turned actress
Delevingne has made the transition from model to actress, and has been praised for her performance in films like “The Face of an Angel” and “Tulip Fever”.