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Cara D: Yoga mellowed me

FashionBy Sunday World
Cara D: Yoga mellowed me

Cara Delevingne was a "terrifying" child who used to scream as if people were being murdered at night.

The 22-year-old model has been studying yoga for the last couple of years and it's had a dramatic effect on her. She's suddenly found a sense of calm which was always illusive when she was little.

"I used to be in a constant state of panic and anxiety and have far too many voices in my head. I suddenly realised I’m peaceful inside, and I’ve never had that. Even when I was growing up,” she told The Wall Street Journal, before explaining she was a "terrifying" little girl. “I looked like Chucky with bleach-blond hair. I had night terrors, and I would go around the house turning on all the lights and screaming like people were being murdered.”

Finding this sense of ease has also helped Cara in terms of her career. As well as shooting campaigns for the likes of Burberry, the star has moved into acting. She's won parts in major films such as Paper Towns and Suicide Squad, and she's enjoying having so much to look forward too - particularly as acting was always her main aim.

"I basically gave up on acting, because trying to get an agent was impossible. Everyone said, ‘You’re just a model,’” she recalled. "Once I had my mind set that I was going to do this modelling thing, I really wanted to beat it, if that makes sense. Win it."

Although she tried hard, working in fashion didn't make Cara content. She dislikes the shallow side of the industry and finds it hard to get on board with a career which is solely about making things look pretty. This is one of the reasons she prefers to pull funny faces in her shots - she believes in mixing things up and has stopped listening to what people say about her.

“It’s horrible living in a world where I’ll get a call from someone saying, So-and-so says you were partying a lot and you were looking this way and you need to lose weight,” she explained. “It makes me so angry. If you don’t want to hire me, don’t hire me.”

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