Wednesday 26 October 2016

Cara Delevigne opens up on depression and says she does not blame modelling industry for mental health issues

Published 02/04/2016 | 14:45

Cara Delevingne.
Cara Delevingne.

Cara Delevingne has taken to social media to address rumours about her quitting modelling due to the pressures of the industry.

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The 23-year-old has just been announced as the new face of Saint Laurent and stated, in a series of tweets on Friday, that she has not quit modelling.

In July last year she told Vogue that modelling "was a machine that I wasn't controlling" and thereafter she was a less frequent face on the runway, focusing mainly on acting instead.

However, her most recent tweets clarify her position top her five million followers.

Cara Delevingne is the new face of Saint Laurent
Cara Delevingne is the new face of Saint Laurent

"Can we just set the record straight..." she wrote, adding, "I never said I was quitting modelling.

"I do not blame the fashion industry for anything" she continued. "I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred."

"I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself.

"I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that

"Okay.... Rant over. Just wanted to clarify and word vomit a little."

Delevingne has been making quite an impact in the movie industry recently with roles in Paper Town and Pan.

She is also set to appear in films London Fields, Tulip Fever and Kids in Love as well as Warner's upcoming sure-fire blockbuster Suicide Squad.

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