Despite being one of the biggest models of the moment, Cara Delevingne can’t wait to get out of the business.
The 23-year-old British beauty has been issuing a barrage of hate against the fashion industry lately as she prepares to embark on her burgeoning acting career (she has FIVE movies coming out this year, you know!), and even revealed that the grueling schedules she was forced to keep eventually saw her break out with psoriasis.
In a new interview with The Times, she explained how walking 53 runway shows per fashion week spun her into a deep depression and caused her to develop the skin condition that required thick make-up to cover up.
“People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something,” she said.
“It wasn’t a good time, 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.”
Cara, who is starring in the new film Paper Towns, also revealed the regret she feels after bowing to pressure to pose in overly-sexualized shoots and how her mother’s heroin addiction caused her to fall into a deep depression as a teen.
”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,” she said.