Cara Delevingne Says Being a Teenager Was the Most Difficult Time in Her Life So Far

Cara Delevingne Says Being a Teenager Was the Most Difficult Time in Her Life So Far

Cara Delevingne is spilling on how the hardships she experienced in her teenage years have inspired her to be a positive role model.

Here’s what the model, actress, and Elle UK’s September 2017 issue cover star had to share with the mag:

On the most difficult time in her life so far: “Probably [as] a teenager, especially with school and not giving yourself a break…That was the biggest lesson I had to learn: to communicate my emotions properly. I’m still learning how to do that. … It felt like I was completely alone and I couldn’t express myself because I felt ashamed of my emotions. I want to make sure that kids realise that emotions and vulnerability are important and should be spoken about.”

On the message she wants readers to take from her new book “Mirror Mirror”: “That life is a beautiful mixture of wonderful disaster, but to truly love yourself is so important.”

On what led her to write a novel for teenagers: “I’ve always had this wonderful connection with teenagers…Just having girls message me being like, ‘I’m really dealing with the pressure of my thoughts, my friends, eating disorders.’ That kind of thing, where I was like, I have an opportunity to really be there for them and help…be a voice for teens and be honest as to how I suffered as a teenager.”

For more from Cara, visit ElleUK.com. Read her full interview in the September issue, on newsstands August 15.

You can pick up a copy of Cara‘s new book “Mirror Mirror” on October 5.

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Photos: ELLE UK/ Kai Z Feng
Posted to: Cara Delevingne, Magazine