Cara Delevingne has announced that she's quit modelling, stating: "I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick" and "a bit hollow".
Currently starring in teen movie Paper Towns, she rose to stardom after being signed up for Burberry's fashion campaign in 2011. But she revealed that the stress of working in the industry caused her to develop severe psoriasis, which made her feel isolated.
The 23-year-old explained to the London Times: "I am not doing fashion work anymore, after having, like, psoriasis and all that stuff."
"Modelling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while. It didn't make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was... I felt so old," she said.
Delevingne also spoke about her painful skin condition. The severe psoriasis caused people to "put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something."
Understandably, that experience played havoc with her self-confidence.
"I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge. It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse," she said.