Cara said that fashion made her feel “a bit hollow.”
It didn’t make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old.
“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.”
That sounds like a pretty unhappy existence!
Cara said the stress got so bad, it exacerbated her psoriasis. She also wasn’t a fan of the sexy photo shoots she was asked to do, despite being a teen.
I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick. It’s horrible and it’s disgusting. [We’re talking about] young girls. You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to … not great stuff.”
She admitted there was sexual harassment in acting but said it’s worse in modeling. Now, Cara’s gotten to a point where she can speak out against it.
I am very good at standing up for myself now, and for other people. If there is injustice I will flip out. If someone is crossing a line, they will know about it and so will everyone else.”
Cara said that her time in the modeling world did prepare her to transition into acting, however.
I am a lot harder than I was and I feel like all of that modeling, life, rejection, everything, was preparation for this, and now that I am doing this I am the happiest person in the whole world.”
It’s great that she’s achieving her professional goals in the entertainment industry!
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