Cara Delevingne gets super honest about her sexuality and relationship
No lies, we were bummed out by Vogue‘s interview of the amazing model-turned-actor Cara Delevingne. Not because of anything Cara said — in fact, we loved how refreshingly open she was. What bothered us was the writer’s use of the word “phase” to describe Cara’s sexuality. “Her parents seem to think girls are just a phase for Cara, and they may be correct,” Vogue‘s Rob Haskell wrote. A rather dismissive and judging term to use for a very important part of a woman’s identity, don’t you think?
But now, we’re so happy with a recent interview Cara did with Daily Mail Australia. In this interview she dropped truth bomb after truth bomb. “I think everyone has a right to be whoever they want to be, so I’m just very happy,” she told DMA on the red carpet of Paper Towns, which will be hitting theaters on July 24th.
Referencing SCOTUS’s recent gay marriage ruling and Ireland’s yes vote in the same-sex referendum, Cara explained that she thinks, “it’s wonderful that, you know, it’s being accepted more and more” all over the globe. She even had a message for Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot: “Tony Abbott, you better listen to the rest of the world and carry on. Go with it.” YAAAS. Get with the program, Tony!
Cara, who’s dating musician Annie Clark (known in the music world as St. Vincent), told DMA that Annie has had a positive effect on her, a sentiment that she echoed back in June to Vogue. “I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days,” Cara had explained to Vogue. “And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle.”
But though it’s been a difficult journey for Cara, it’s helped her to be honest with herself. “I’ve been pretty open about myself from the beginning,” she explained to DMA, though she has told Vogue that it took her quite some time to come to the realization about her sexuality initially.
On the subject of Paper Towns, in which she is playing the lovely and mysterious Margo, she laughed at the concept of being likened to her character. “Bulls*it! People have definitely put that on me and being like, you’re the supermodel, and I’m not that person at all,” she told DMA. “I’m a tomboy goofball.”
We love that Cara is always so down-to-earth and real, whether she’s talking about her sexuality, her relationship, her career, or her family. Not only is her openness a breath of fresh air, but it serves as an amazing opportunity to talk about issues that many young girls are facing all over the world. Thanks, Cara, for keepin’ it real, time and time again.
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