Cara Delevingne: Modelling made me hate myself

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CARA Delevingne says her modelling career made her "hate" herself and her body.

The 23-year-old star, who has recently turned to acting, says she is "not doing fashion work any more" and admits modelling made her "feel a bit hollow".

She said: "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.

"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."

The 'Paper Towns' star also revealed that the stress of the catwalk world led to her developing psoriasis, a skin infection that had to be covered using foundation at every runway show she worked.

Cara told The Times newspaper: "People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something."

The glamorous Brit admitted she felt "sick" when asked to get into sexually suggestive poses in photoshoots when she was just a teenager.

She said: "I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick. It's horrible and it's disgusting. You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to ... not great stuff." 

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