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5 Things We Learned From Cara Delevingne's 'Vogue' Interview

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Cara Delevingne on the July issue of 'Vogue.'

The 'Paper Towns' star is more than just Instagram's most beloved model.

For her first solo Vogue cover, Cara Delevingne got more candid than she's ever been before — quite a feat considering her "real" and vibrant personality via social media was what catapulted her to stardom since she began her modeling career four years ago at age 18.

The British beauty, who stars in this summer's Paper Towns, opened up about everything from her childhood troubles to ultimate career goals. 

1. Acting is Delevingne's true aspiration: 

“The thrill of acting is making a character real. Modeling is the opposite of real. It’s being fake in front of the camera.”

2. But leaving the "fashion bubble" isn't easy:

“I’m not sure I understand what fashion is anymore. I admit I was terrified to leave. I mean, the bubble gives you a kind of dysfunctional family. When you’re in it, you get it. And the second you’re out of it, you’re like, 'What the hell just happened?' ”

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3. Delevingne struggled with depression and anxiety during her formative years, passing in and out of countless therapist offices: 

“All of a sudden I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out."

4. Her childhood was plagued by her mother's drug addiction: 

“It shapes the childhood of every kid whose parent has an addiction. You grow up too quickly because you’re parenting your parents. My mother’s an amazingly strong person with a huge heart, and I adore her. But it’s not something you get better from, I don’t think." 

5. Poppy Delevingne, also a model, isn't her only sibling: 

The eldest Delevingne daughter is Chloe, 30, who is a “scientist by training” currently raising a family in the country.

 

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