Cara Delevingne didn’t expect to form real friendships with fellow models because she didn’t think anyone would want to be pals with her.
The 27-year-old signed with a modelling agency 10 years ago and made her first catwalk appearance in 2011, before going on to walk for the likes of Burberry, Chanel, and Moschino.
Early on in her career, Cara became friends with Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, and Georgia May Jagger, and she was surprised due to the fact that she didn’t expect to make any true friends in the fashion industry.
“Honestly, I had low expectations for friends in this industry because: a) I didn’t think people would want to be my friend, and b) I didn’t know if making friends through this process would be fickle or seem not real. So I was pleasantly surprised!” she shared with Elle U.K. magazine.
The Suicide Squad actress explained that it took a while for her to become friends with Kendall Jenner as they didn’t speak to each other during the first few fashion shows.
“We had done a few shows together and didn’t say a word to each other. Eventually, we started talking and I was like, ‘Oh, you’re alright. We should hang out after this,” Cara continued. “She was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ It was very easy. I found that you automatically know if someone is trying to make an effort that isn’t real, and when a friendship seems contrived.”
Cara also recalled the advice Georgia, the daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, gave her when she was first getting recognised by photographers.
“(She) would say to me, ‘Cara, you can’t just walk out of a nightclub with your high heels in your hands. You need to look presentable; people are going to take photos!'” she commented. “And I thought, ‘No. No one wants to take my photo, don’t be ridiculous.’ Within a year, I was being papped everywhere, still with my shoes in my hands. Georgia would say, ‘Cara, what did I tell you?'”
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