- Cara Delevingne is part of the LGBTQ+ community
- Growing up, she didn't see role models in the media
- Now she's addressing that representation problem
Now a very proud and open member of the LGBTQ2A+ community, Cara Delevingne says that it wasn't always like that. She struggled internally due to a lack of representation, and she's here to change that narrative for future generations!
In her upcoming cover story for March's cover issue for Harper's Bazaar, Delevingne dives into why representation matters, and what we can do for a more inclusive future for our children.
Cara Delevingne says she hated herself
In her interview, Cara Delevingne says that she hated herself internally growing up, grappling with her sexuality in a world where she had yet to see someone like her.
Delevingne said of her childhood, "I do think I would have hated myself less, I would have not been so ashamed, if I’d had someone."
She continued, "The one thing I’m happy about growing up queer and fighting it and hiding it is it gives me so much fire and drive to try to make people’s lives easier in some way by talking about it."
However, Delevingne wasn't always alone, she did have support from her sisters, who she says were a big driving force in coming to terms with who she was.
"Growing up as a queer child was isolating and hard to navigate at times. My sisters did their best to be there for me but it was something I had to go through myself to truly know who I was," she told the outlet.
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Delevingne also revealed that her path to becoming a model wasn't always easy. In fact, she said that she couldn't even walk in heels when she first started, a long cry from where she is now, being the face of Dior.
She told the outlet, "I gave modelling a lot of flak for being something that wasn’t hard, but are you kidding me? I hated wearing heels, and I couldn’t walk in them. It took me a long time to learn how to model."
Cara Delevingne's cover story will be available in March.