Cara Delevingne is thankful she took her mother’s advice and didn’t pluck her signature eyebrows when she was young.
The British model, who is instantly recognisable by her bushy brows, confessed during an interview for the June issue of Marie Claire magazine that bullying during her formative years made her desperate to change her look.
“When I was about 10 and had these big eyebrows, my mum told me to leave them alone as they were my best feature,” the 26-year-old recalled. “I was like, ‘What are you talking about? I keep getting bullied for having a monobrow.’ I wanted to make them smaller.”
The star went on to slam those who taunted her for her unconventional appearance and insisted that she’s now grateful for her mother’s advice and encouragement.
“Of course, if you’re being told that you have something horrible on your face, you’re going to want to change it, but I’m glad that I listened to her,” Cara reflected.
The beauty, who is currently dating Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, 29, also suggested that she now wants to use her social media platforms to empower young women, after she admitted that she felt isolated and struggled with her mental health during her teenage years because she felt like she didn’t fit in.
“Sixteen was one of the worst years of my life, my most depressed age,” the Paper Towns actress shared. “I just needed to know that (a) I wasn’t alone and (b) it was just that moment. Moments are like a river – they keep going.”
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