Cara Delevingne, known for her modeling and acting career is also a host of less-known facts that help her stand out even more. From her battles with body image and depression as well as her explorations to the world of sex toys and her willingness to talk about her pansexuality, here are 10 interesting facts about the multi-talented Delevingne.
Struggles with Depression and Body Image
Despite her enviable beauty, Cara Delevingne struggled with anxiety and depression over her body throughout her youth. Her body was constantly ridiculed due to her small chest. She also began menstruating earlier than her peers, being called “frigid” and “flat”. When she was 15 depression slowed her down and she was forced to quit school. When she spoke to BBC she discussed the time she said, “I hated myself for being depressed, I hated feeling depressed, I hated feelings.” But, Delevingne came from a extremely 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 had a difficult time understanding her sexuality as a child in an environment where it was not discussed. For a time she believed that same-sex marriages to be disgusting and was considered herself homophobic. in an interview 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 loves the person regardless of gender or gender identity. She said that she may be drawn to transgender or non-binary 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 the year 2019, Delevingne got married in Las Vegas to actress Ashley Benson however, they later broke up. She was also romantically linked to the actress Michelle Rodriguez and singer Miley Cyrus. Delevingne’s public display of her sexuality has been met with both support and criticism.
Risks from the Film Industry
Delevingne faced opposition from producer Harvey Weinstein, who threatened her career if she didn’t cover up her sexuality and find male partners to serve as the role of a “cover”. But Delevingne didn’t listen, and she continued to open about her sexuality as well as relationships.
Business with a Sex Toy Company
Delevingne has a business venture with a toy company for sex and is the one who personally tests the products. She’s open and honest about her involvement in the business, and sees it as an opportunity to spread the message of sexual wellness and freedom.
Secret Vaginal Tunnel
Delevingne has a hidden vaginal passageway in her house 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 liberation.
Delevingne recently entered the world of NFTs by creating a short video of her dancing in the secret vaginal tunnel in her villa and sold it as a unique digital collectible. It demonstrates her brave and unafraid attitude and willingness to explore new avenues and break boundaries.
Despite criticisms about her acting abilities she continues to pursue her passion for acting and has appeared in numerous films and television shows like “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Suicide Squad” and “Carnival Row” It’s evident that she isn’t shackled by others’ opinions about her abilities and talents, and continues to challenge herself.
Inspiration and Role Model
Delevingne’s life story is an inspiration for many. She has been transparent regarding her struggle and her journey to self-acceptance. She is an example for others on how to be honest with oneself regardless of what others might think or say. She has been vocal about mental health, body positivity and inclusion and has utilized her platform to speak out for communities that are marginalized. Her actions demonstrate that it’s not necessary to know everything and it’s okay to be unique and different.
Cara Delevingne began her career as model at 10 when she signed with Storm Model Management. She quickly rose to fame and was soon one of the most sought-after models in the industry and walked for the top brands like Burberry, Chanel, and Fendi. She’s a symbol of how you can go from a model to an established brand, and also how to make an impact in the fashion industry.
Delevingne is also well-known for her charitable efforts, she is a world-wide ambassador for Women’s Cancer Research Fund and actively helps mental health charities and organizations such as The Samaritans and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Additionally, she has donated to organizations fighting against racism and discrimination.
Delevingne can also be regarded as a performer, and has released several songs and music videos and has collaborated with different artist including Pharrell Williams.
Social Media Influence
Delevingne has a large following on social media. She is known for her candid posts and relatable content which has helped her to grow a huge fan base and a loyal following of supporters.
Model turned actress
Delevingne has made the transition from a model to an actress and has received praise for her performances in films such as “The Face of an Angel” and “Tulip Fever”.