Cara Delevingne Names Angelina Jolie as Her '#GirlHero': 'I Admire Anyone Who Transforms Their Pain Into Power'

by Jennifer Drysdale 5:05 PM PDT, October 12, 2016
Playing Cara Delevingne Names Angelina Jolie as Her '#GirlHero': 'I Admire Anyone Who Transforms Their Pain Into Power'

Angelina Jolie has a fan in Cara Delevingne.

The 24-year-old model-turned-actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to throw her support behind the Oscar winner amid her divorce with Brad Pitt, naming Jolie as her “#GirlHero” as part of the United Nations' Girl Up campaign.

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"My admiration for Angelina Jolie is endless," Delevingne wrote alongside an image of the 41-year-old star. "I also admire anyone who transforms their pain into power. I admire unruly activists. I admire her continued involvement with the UN as a goodwill ambassador. She is ruthless, determined and unforgiving in her efforts to make a difference for Refugee's."

"She also inspired me to follow my dreams into acting and have higher goals of one day becoming a director," she continued. “I have chosen her as my #GirlHero today! Take action today with @girlupcampaign and let me know who your #GirlHero is."

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Jolie isn't the only woman Delevingne has been throwing her support behind lately. The Suicide Squad star has also posted tributes to Esther Perel and Gloria Steinem.

But back to Delevingne's crediting of Jolie for her transition to acting. The British star announced she was quitting modeling in an August 2015 interview with The Times, explaining that the demands of the industry had taken a serious toll on her physical and mental health.

"I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge," she said about her life as a model, which 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."

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

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