Cara Delevingne Opens Up About Depression and Self-Hatred in Twitter Essay

Cara Delevingne, who made a her return to modeling this week after a hiatus, opened up about mental health in a series of tweets.

The 23-year-old Paper Towns actress tweeted yesterday (March 31) about her longtime struggle with depression, as well as reports that she had quit modeling.

“Can we just set the record straight…” she started off.

She continued:

Delevingne had told London’s The Times back in August of last year that she would no longer be “doing fashion work anymore.” According to Us Weekly, Delevingne added to the mag:

I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge. 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. 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.

However, she clarified reports that alleged she was retiring from modeling to The Hollywood Reporter on August 7:

I’m not stopping modeling, I’m not retiring. I’m just doing film for the time being. Careers change and you develop and get older. I still have very close relationships with the people I used to work with. Maybe I’ll do fashion sometimes, but at the moment I have no time to do anything.

Likewise, she previously said to WWD in November 2014: “I’m just going to be taking my time and doing things that I really care about, you know, parts that I really enjoy. But we’ll see. I don’t know. I never want to expect anything of the future, I just want to kind of try my best and see what happens.”

The Suicide Squad actress, who has also been in a relationship with St. Vincent since early last year, was just announced as the face of Yves Saint Laurent’s latest campaign on March 30. 

In addition to sharing new campaign photos, she tweeted:


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Suit me 🔫

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