Cara Delevingne emotionally speaks about realising she was genderfluid

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Cara Delevingne attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Cara Delevingne has opened up about how coming to terms with being genderfluid changed her life.

The model and actress is open about her gender identity – but that wasn’t always the case, as she has now revealed.

Delevingne, who has been involved in high-profile relationships with other famous women, has also defined her sexuality as “fluid”.


The 25-year-old told Vogue that one of the most important experiences she’s had was when she came to terms who she was.

“When I first realised that gender is so much more fluid than ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ it was a breakthrough moment for me,” she said, before providing her audience with some sage advice.

“Here’s a secret for you,” said Delevingne. “You know those fairytales and romantic comedies we are brought up watching? They’re not real.”

She explained that milestones, like your identity and choices, should be shaped by individuals, not by society.

The Suicide Squad star said: “The thing about milestones is they’re not really set in stone.

“You can mould them, you can change them – you can create anything you want to. Everyone’s milestones are different. You don’t have to get married, you don’t have to have kids.”

Cara Delevingne arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2018 theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)


Delevingne added: “As a child and a teenager, all I wanted was to make people happy, but it took me so long to figure out what made me happy.

“These are my milestones; times in my life and lessons I’ve learnt that have made me who I am.”

She encouraged fans not to default to the norm, but instead to show their true selves off with pride.

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 27: Cara Delevingne attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019 on February 27, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Christian Dior)

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“The cracks and flaws are the things that people try and hide away,” said the star.

“But those are the things that make us who we are.”

Last year, Delevingne alleged that film producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her.

Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 50 women, then told her that if she came out, she wouldn’t make it in Hollywood, Delevingne said.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission of #919595480 with alternate crop.) Paris Jackson and Cara Delevingne wearing Burberry at the Burberry February 2018 show during London Fashion Week at Dimco Buildings on February 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Burberry)

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She said telling her story about Weinstein was “completely” cathartic and encouraged others to speak out if they had been abused.

The Paper Towns star explained that it her story had affected other people.

“The other day, on Instagram, a young person said to me that their boss called them a ‘faggot,’ she recalled.

British model and actress Cara Delevingne poses during the photocall before Chanel 2017-2018 fall/winter Haute Couture collection show in Paris on July 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)


“And she asked, ‘Should I report them? Everyone at work said I shouldn’t.’

“I was like, ‘Absolutely, you definitely should.’

“This was just someone on Instagram, but it speaks to what I’d like to see in 2018, which is people speaking up and talking about things, no matter how painful they may be,” she added.

Watch Delevingne talk about being genderfluid here: