Happy Birthday Cara Delevingne! As the supermodel, actress, and eyebrow queen turns 23, what better reason to chart 23 reasons we love her.
SHE’S A KICK ASS MODEL
For a 5’8 girl Cara has exceeded expectations in the modelling sphere. Multiple campaigns and catwalks with Burberry, Chanel, Moschino, Fendi, Givenchy, and many others have proved that this girl is highly sought after in the fashion world.
HER UNLIMITED TALENT
There’s always something else Cara can do. Modelling just wasn’t enough for her, she told Vogue, “modelling is the opposite of real”. Modelling, singing, acting – what can’t Cara do?
Those strong, bold, expressive, angular eyebrows that have taken the world by storm. Tweezers have been replaced with YouTube tutorials on “How to get Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows”, whilst millions have flocked to the store to buy whatever eyebrow enhancing products they can find.
Under the spotlight on a daily basis Cara Delevingne refuses to let the media control who she is. She recently tweeted “I don’t feel like I need to apologize for being human #sorrynotsorry”. You go girl.
With the stigma around modelling being very ‘easy’ it’s not surprising that Cara hates it when people assume she doesn’t work for what she has achieved. Last month’s Good Day Sacramento interview with the model was quite frankly, very awkward and unpleasant to watch. When the interviewer asked her a patronising question (if she has even read the book for Paper Towns, a new movie she stars in) Cara subtly snaps back with just the right amount of sass.
HER PERFORMANCE IN PAPER TOWNS
From modelling to acting Cara seems to excel at it all. Paper Towns, adapted from John Green’s bestselling novel, is a comedy-drama film in which Quentin (Nat) and his friends embark on a journey towards finding a missing teenage girl, Margo (Cara). A massive hit, this production has given us yet another reason to love her – SHE REALLY CAN ACT.
Yet another talent, of course. Cara performed some super beatboxing on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and at this point everyone actually sat down and asked “What can’t this girl do?”. Probably nothing.
HER FAN BASE
17.3 million followers on Instagram and 3.5 million on Twitter, we’re not the only ones who can list 23 reasons why we love Cara.
HER FACIAL EXPRESSIONS
No explanation necessary.
SHE’S BFF’S WITH RIHANNA
Yes we love Cara but we also love Rihanna – and now they’re best friends. Jealousy overload.
SHE’S THE ANTI-MODEL
Cara’s very much the opposite of the reserved supermodel. She’s broken down many modelling barriers and we like it.
SHE CAN ROCK A ONSIE
If they’re good enough for Cara, they’re good enough for us.
Of course, Cara’s not the only Delevingne in the spotlight – her sister Poppy is too. Those are some damn good genes.
SHE’S DOWN TO EARTH
She’s been praised for being “down-to-earth” and “real”. She doesn’t worry over excessively about her diet, the way she looks, or the way she perceived. Her attitude towards to world is positive and refreshing, and she has better things to worry about than just looking good.
SHE’S A ROLE-MODEL
Vanity and shallowness are a common trait on the catwalk. Delevingne, on the other hand, promotes self-love, confidence, and modesty. Telling her Twitter followers that “Imperfections turn me on”, Cara is quite the role model.
HER LOVE FOR MUSIC
Having performed with Pharrell Williams live there isn’t much more to say other than yes, she’s not to bad at singing either.
THERE’S MORE TO HER THAN MEETS THE EYE
When we say complicated we mean openly complicated for a model. She has spoken to several publications about depression, her family, suicidal thoughts, drugs, and just things that others wouldn’t dare to speak about. She isn’t afraid of showing us who she really is and speaking about issues that have shaped who she is today, in the hope of helping others.
SHE CAN STILL LOOK GOOD AS A HOT DOG
SHE WORRIES ABOUT WIDER ISSUES
Cara uses social media to talk about pressing issues in society. Whether it’s “250 whales massacred by locals on beach in the Faroe Islands” or “#SandraBland”, Cara uses her worldwide status to make a change in the world.
SHE’S DATED HARRY STYLES
Meaning she’s on the hit list of teen boys and girls the world over.
Being a model doesn’t stop her from sporting various tattoos, oblivious to the frustration of designers and photo editors. We love her lion tattoo on her finger, coincidently coinciding with her efforts for Cecil the Lion.
HER LOVE FOR CECIL THE LION
The recent tragedy with the murder of the Cecil the Lion has initiated massive protests and international discontent. Delevingne has joined forces with the WILDCRU and put her watch on auction to raise money for the organisation and its protection of wildlife.
SHE’S ONLY 23
All this in 23 years. It’s safe to say: watch this space.