Cara Delevingne put her modeling career on hold after she developed body image issues and “felt sick” when she was asked to pose nude.
“I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge,” Delevingne said in a recent interview where she discussed her decision to pursue acting. “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.”
“I am not doing fashion work any more, after having, like, psoriasis and all that stuff,” the 23-year-old said, adding that stress is what caused her skin condition.
Delevingne said she used to feel like she couldn’t turn down offers to pose nude.
“I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick. It’s horrible and it’s disgusting. I am very good at standing up for myself now, and for other people.”