Monday 29 December 2014

Cara Delevingne reveals 'obsessed' fans can be 'scary'

Published 17/06/2014 | 08:43

Cara at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Cara at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Supermodel of the moment Cara Delevingne has revealed her dedicated fanbase can be 'scary' at times.

The face of Mulberry gave a very rare interview, sitting down with The Guardian, and spoke of the pressures of her fame.

Delevingne, an avid social media user, said that her use of Twitter and Instagram can alert 'Delevingners' to her whereabouts and provide a bit too much information about her life.

"I was just in Scotland, and they knew: 'Oh, you were in Inverness this weekend.' I was like: 'How did you know that?' and they said: 'Because someone who was in the bathroom with you tweeted it," she told The Guardian.

"It's just creepy, things like that, someone in a bathroom stall. When I was growing up, I was fans of so many people in music and acting, but it's a different kind of fandom now, it's like they're obsessed.

"They find one person they obsess over and they follow them – they have to know everything about their lives, because you have that access, Instagram and Twitter, you can literally be a part of their lives. So they get one person and that's it. It's really changed things. It's kind of scary really."

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She's been dubbed the 'next Kate Moss' and seems well on her way to achieving that success with countless lucrative contracts and runway appearances, including Chanel, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana, but she wouldn't encourage young girls to get into the trade.

"As a model, I really stand for not being a model, if that makes sense," she explained.

"When I started, the whole idea of the model was very different, it was a bit stuckup. Not stuckup, but no one was trying to have fun, or not even have fun, but be willing to smile."

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"You're looked through, you're not looked at, you are treated as a kind of mannequin. I got a tattoo saying Made in England above my foot to represent that, that I felt like a doll for so long. Because you are just a kind of puppet, you know, entertainment.

"You kind of feel that you need to have no soul really, to do that job, a little bit. But then it gets better and people actually want to hear your opinion and it's the most shocking thing in the world when that happens. It all changes: 'You used to treat me like shit and now you suck up to me.'"

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