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Cara Delevingne Quits Modeling: The Fashion Industry 'Makes Me Sick'

by Antoinette Bueno 1:13 PM PDT, August 18, 2015
Playing Cara Delevingne Quits Modeling: The Fashion Industry 'Makes Me Sick'

Cara Delevingne is one of the most successful supermodels in the industry, but apparently, the price is just too much to pay for her to continue.

The 23-year-old British star says she's "not doing fashion work anymore" in a new interview with The Times, explaining that the demands of the industry has taken a serious toll on both her physical and mental health.

"I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge," Cara says about her life as a model, which she says affected her so much that she developed a psoriasis outbreak. "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."

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"Modeling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while," she adds. "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."

Cara also calls out the sexually suggestive poses she says she couldn't say no to when she was just a teen.

"I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick," she recalls. "It's horrible and it's disgusting. You start when you are really young and ... you get subjected to ... not great stuff."

But Cara's fans have definitely seen the big move coming. The Paper Towns star has talked about quitting modeling before, revealing in May that acting is actually her true passion.

"I basically gave up on acting, because trying to get an agent was impossible. Everyone said, 'You're just a model,'" she told WSJ. Magazine. "Once I had my mind set that I was going to do this modeling thing, I really wanted to beat it, if that makes sense. Win it."

"I ended up feeling a bit empty," she later revealed. "Fashion is about what’s on the outside, and that's it. There's no searching, it's just creating pretty things."

The last runway Cara walked was the Chanel Fall/Winter 2015/2016 show at Paris Fashion Week in March. Still, although she says she's taking a break from the fashion world, she did share a stunning new photo of herself in Vogue to her 18 million Instagram followers on Monday.

"So honored to be included in @voguemagazine #VogueForcesOfFashion use this hashtag to share what inspires you in fashion," she wrote.

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Cara covered Vogue's July issue, when she declared her love for her girlfriend, musician St. Vincent. "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 shared. "And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle."

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