Known for her signature full brows, one of the most sought-after super models, Cara Delevingne, has quit modeling after only 6 years
At 23 years of age, Cara Delevingne has made quite a name for herself in the modeling industry, and in a short amount of time. Delevingne’s resume includes walking for fashion powerhouses such as Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Fendi, Saint Laurent, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jason Wu. She has graced the cover of several prominent magazines and was ranked one of the highest paid models of 2015. However, the industry’s pressure for perfection has reportedly taken a toll on the model, and has led her to the decision to leave modeling behind.
In a statement to the UK-based Times, Cara Delevingne stated:
“I am not doing fashion work any more, after having, like, psoriasis and all that stuff. Modeling 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 continued, “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.”
While Delevingne is leaving modeling, this is likely not the last we will see of her. Instead, she has decided to focus on pursuing her acting career, which is what gives her a sense of happiness and wholeness.
The fashion industry has a long-standing reputation for presenting unrealistic standards and images of beauty, ideals that can be very damaging, especially to young girls. There is an immense amount of pressure placed on women to look a certain way and to fit a very specific mold. However, slowly, that mold is being challenged and women are demanding a wider range of representation, and acceptance, for what is “beautiful.”
TRUE Model Founder, Dale Noelle, has been addressing these very issues in her Body-Postivity tour. She is an advocate for promoting overall health, rather than a specific measurement. See what Dale has to say below: