Just when we’ve begun to wind down from Kylie Jenner’s 21st extravaganza, another babe’s birthday, who is also part of the squad, has already hit calendars — Cara Delevingne.
Her 26th birthday passed just yesterday on August 12, and in honor, we’ve gathered 10 facts you probably didn’t know about the British bombshell.
Delevingne and BFF Jourdan Dunn have matching DD tattoos on their lower stomach/back area.
She’s an avid gender-rights activist, challenging the binary norms herself and promoting fluidity.
She made an appearance in Vogue Italia before her modeling career took off — at age 10 to be exact.
She’s also made a film cameo before her acting career took off, playing a mini role in 2012 hit Anna Karenina.
Models have a reputation of towering over us mere mortals, but Delevingne is actually considered to be modestly short for the industry; she’s 5”7.
Speaking of Delevingne challenging the industry norms, she’s also an outspoken critic of modeling, fashion and the pressures they put on young girls to look and act a certain way. She claims she’s quit modeling full time, with exceptions to the occasional stint here and there, and even told Radio Times, “I don’t give a s**t about what I look like”.
Fame runs in her blood. Her dad is a big-time property developer, and her godmother is Joan Collins.
The model legend is hard to get — in the fashion world at least, considering she’s trademarked her own name.
She models. She acts. And if that wasn’t enough, she’s also got pipes: add singing, guitar-playing and drums to the list, too!
If all this wasn’t reason enough admire Delevingne, then the fact that she speaks freely about battling depression and feeling she was never good enough, while also promoting self-confidence, positivity, strength and mental health awareness may just do it for you. She dished it all out to The Edit Magazine back in 2017, but you can read all about it on W.
Happy birthday, Cara! Keep doing you, just as you have been for the past 26 years.