As we all know, Cara Delevingne is big. She is top model, and recently added actress and singer to her résumé, landing roles in Paper Towns and Suicide Squad, as well as holding her own alongside Pharrell on stage at Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show.
While we’re used to seeing Cara on the covers of magazines, seeing her on the cover of The Wall Street Journal Magazine was fairly unexpected. As always, though, Cara makes it clear that she belongs there (and on every other magazine, for that matter).
In the interview, Cara discusses her success in modeling, chalking it up to one thing—social media.
I wouldn’t have done as well if I hadn’t had that. Not at all. In the ’90s, I wouldn’t have been a supermodel.”
While those brows probably would’ve found fame with or without Instagram, there’s no denying that her following expanded so rapidly because of Instagram.
Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s CEO and chief creative officer, and the first person to give Cara a major modelling contract, sums it up perfectly, saying,
The platform suits Cara perfectly because it’s so immediate. They get to see the real her—occasionally crazy, always fun and absolutely authentic.”
That authenticity—plus her willingness to pull ~unconventional~ faces while posing—is what has made her so appealing to the masses and, it seems, what makes her a good actress. Paper Towns’ director Jake Schreier reveals that Cara beat out nearly 200 other actresses for the role of Margo Roth Spiegelman because,
There was a realness—it didn’t feel like she was acting.”
When you excel at modelling, acting, singing, and single-handedly moving the needle in favor of thick eyebrows everywhere, what’s next, career-wise? According to Cara, whatever, really.
I want to prove that you can be anything you want to be. I love working, and I love what I do. If I f–k it up now, it’s all my fault.”
Well, we cannot wait to see what’s next and, TBH, there are so many options! In the meantime, though, we’ll be monitoring Cara’s Instagram for all important updates.
You can find her entire cover story on the WSJ’s website.