Cara Delevigne says the fashion industry caused her to develop psoriasis, an incurable skin condition caused primarily by nervous stress.
In a new interview with The Times UK, the 22-year old supermodel basically confirmed that she has quit modelling for acting. She also slammed the fashion industry, saying that being a supermodel made her feel ‘hollow’ and caused her to ‘hate’ herself and her body.
‘It’s horrible and it’s disgusting,’ she says about all the nude photo shoots she’d done. ‘[We’re talking about] young girls. You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to …not great stuff.’
In her height as a top supermodel, Delevigne had to walk 53 shows per fashion week. This insane schedule made her develop depression and ultimately, psoriasis, which she says was covered up by heavy make up.
‘People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something,’ she tells the paper. ‘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.’