Cara Delevingne Quitting Modeling (Well, Kinda) To Focus On Acting And Feminism — Here's How She Could Be An Awesome Feminist Influencer
Cara Delevingne is arguably the most famous model of her generation. She is this era's Kate Moss, with Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Jordan Dunn nipping at her stilettos. Delevingne, whose Topshop 2014 holiday campaign just dropped, has dabbled in acting but it's becoming a more serious passion. Recently, though, she announced she'll be making a career change of sorts — Cara Delevingne plans to focus on acting and feminism, letting her modeling take a seat for a bit.
Delevingne said that her main modeling career "has definitely become more on the backburner, just because there's no way I can work as much as I have been. I mean, every day of my last couple of years, I've been modeling and now, I've just been doing films." Don't hate over her #ModelProblems and boo-hooing over having a fabulous life. She also said, "I’m just going to be taking my time and doing things that I really care about, you know, parts that I really enjoy. But we'll see. I don't know. I never want to expect anything of the future, I just want to kind of try my best and see what happens."
The brow queen, 22, has a few films on deck, including The Face of An Angel , which is about that tabloid temptress Amanda Knox. She also appears with loved up Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in London Fields and in Pan with Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara. So her resume is filling up with respectable pursuits other than walking runways in priceless couture, hanging out with Taylor Swift, and having the best brows in the game.
In her chat with WWD, the model also said "I'm a big feminist." Although that statement wasn't further probed, it's beyond intriguing. Feminism means different things to different women, but since Delevingne has a big social media presence and her profile is increasingly elevated, she has the tools with which to advance the agenda and cause. She could probably do the most damage, in the good way, of course, if she teams up with other women-supporting celebs.
Here are three ways Cara Delevingne could promote feminism, which she did in the Chanel runway show earlier this year.
1. Do An "As Is" Photo Shoot For Bust
Fellow Brit Keira Knightley posed topless for Interview only if the mag promised not to retouch the image. Delevingne, whose job leads to lots and lots of editing, could do the same for a pro-femme mag, like Bust.
2. Join Lady Gaga's Body Revolution Movement
She could encourage her fans and followers to love, embrace, and celebrate their bodies, like Gaga does with her Body Rev movement. Plus, two famous ladies can make double the difference.
3. Partner With Beyonce
While Annie Lennox recently called Bey's brand of feminism "lite," Bey and Delevingne are both super famous and in the Topshop family. Combining their celeb star power, and their working relationship with a fashion retailer like Topshop, could really start a movement. There is power in numbers. Maybe Bey and Cara tea up for something involving clothes, fashion campaigns, and girl power. Yeah, that sounds good to me.
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