Fierce! Cara Delevinge is refusing to adhere to society's narrow beauty standards.
The Paper Towns star recently showcased her shaved head on the MTV TV & Movie Awards red carpet, leaving fans wondering why she gave herself such a drastic new look.
"It's exhausting to be told what beauty should look like," she explained in an Instagram post."I am tired of society defining beauty for us. Strip away the clothes, Wipe Off the makeup, cut off the hair. Remove all the material possessions. Who are we? How are we defining beauty? What do we see as beautiful?"
The decision to shave her beautiful locks might seem extreme, but Cara immediately received an outpour of support from her fans on social media. One commented, "Thank you for this incredible message and for showing that beauty is in all of us." While another added, "And this is why I've always said you're a role model. Cara you inspire me so much. My top model."
This is not the first time Cara's opened up with fans about the struggles she faces in Hollywood. Last year, she revealed in a Twitter essay how the modeling industry led to her depression and self-hatred.
"I suffer from depression, and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self-hatred," she wrote on Twitter. "I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself. I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw."
Since her decision to focus on acting she's starred in Suicide Squad and has two films set to premiere in 2018. Cara recently shared with her fans that she's in a much better place now.
"The more we embrace who we are as people and rely less on our physical attributes, the more empowered we become," she wrote on Instagram. "Beauty shouldn't be so easily defined. It is limitless."
Good for you, Cara!