share

Cara Delevingne wouldn't let her daughter become a model

The British model likes the idea of quitting modelling and pursue other things like acting

By Andrea Tim | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Cara: No modelling
Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Dear Cara Delevingne's future daughter – if you ever come to be – you should know that if you want to be a model, your mum's not going to give you her blessing. Sorry, but no, not even if you inherit her eyebrows, cheekbones or her unapologetic goofiness.

"I'd say no, if that's all she aspired to. You know, I get a lot of girls who say, I just want to be a model so badly... I mean, look, I do love it, I'm not saying anything bad about it, I just think you can do a lot more," Cara said in an interview.

"It's just, if you have a brain, which everyone does, use it and try and do something else." In all fairness, the London native became a model to put herself through drama school and she can't complain about the fact that modelling gave her her acting break. She's making her television debut in Sky Arts' drama Timeless and is in talks for a small role in Pan.

The face of Burberry, who apparently dreams of punching paparazzi, also thinks that it would be great to quit modelling. "You're looked through, you're not looked at, you are treated as a kind of mannequin... I felt like a doll for so long," she said.

Cara is just getting started with her acting career, so not much can be said yet, but if that doesn't work out, she admits that she would carry on modelling. However, "If that happens, if I've made a fair bit of money or whatever, I can stop and I'll do music." She ain't a stranger to that, so we say go right ahead, Cara.


Most Popular

Advertisement

MORE, MORE, MORE

ELLE Instagram
Advertisement
About Steven Tai

About Steven Tai

This young designer has worked with Stella McCartney. He's won one of the most prestigious fashion awards. What will he do next?

ELLE talks to Tory

ELLE talks to Tory

Tory Burch talks about key pieces in her AW16 collection, and reveals what she'd be doing if she wasn't a designer

ELLE Instagram