Cara Delevingne credits Instagram with helping her become a successful model.
The British star had her modelling breakthrough in 2011 and has gone on to front campaigns for Burberry, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent, and DKNY.
However, she credits a large part of her success to the rise of social media, and told Harper’s Bazaar that she wouldn’t have the career she has if it wasn’t for Instagram.
“I look at the big ’90s supermodels and I don’t think that I would have been as big of a model if Instagram hadn’t come around,” Cara explained. “I really grew up in that age of when Instagram was coming up. Now really is the social media age.”
Despite confessing that she tries to stay off Instagram and takes regular breaks from her phone, the 27-year-old enjoys using her platform to share her views with her 43.8 million followers.
“People always say you can’t have an opinion or why should you have an opinion, ‘You aren’t a politician – no one cares about your views.’ Everyone has the right to talk about their opinion and what their views are,” she stated. “Whether it’s good or not, I’m going to do it.”
Elsewhere in the interview, she blasted those who used photo-editing apps to alter their pictures on social media without being honest with their followers.
“I think that people should say if they’re using them, especially if you’re in the limelight or you have a lot of young girls that are following you,” she explained. “Why does it matter? Just say that you’re using it and be proud about it. Because when people are looking at some sort of false image and they want to emulate or replicate that, then it’s never going to happen.”
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