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Cara Delevingne ‘would have hated herself less’ if she’d had LGBTQ role models

"I would have not been so ashamed, if I’d had someone".

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Instagram/@caradelevingne

The model and actress, Cara Delevingne, says she would have hated herself less had she had LGBTQ role models to look up to when she was growing up. 

Delevingne, who’s starred in Suicide Squad and Paper Towns, came out as pansexual in 2017 and has since said being genderfluid is more of an apt descriptive term for her. 

In a recent interview, the model has discussed what impact having few to no role models has had.

“I would have not been so ashamed”

“I do think I would have hated myself less, I would have not been so ashamed, if I’d had someone,” Delevingne tells Harper’s Bazaar UK in their March issue.

She also reveals to the magazine that she’s working with the BBC on a documentary that will explore sexuality, identity, and gender.

Continuing she says, “The one thing I’m happy about growing up queer and fighting it and hiding it is it gives me so much fire and drive to try to make people’s lives easier in some way by talking about it.”

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Elsewhere in the interview, the 29-year-old mentions her coming-of-age mystery novel in 2017, Mirror, Mirrow, which is led by a gay character, which Delevingne says was to “talk about queerness”.

Delevingne has previously talked about how discovering she was genderfluid was a breakthrough moment for her adding of her discovery of imperfection, “the cracks and flaws are the things that people try and hide away. But those are the things that make us who we are”. 

The Attitude February issue is out now. Get your copy here