Last month, we reported that Cara Delevingne was rumoured to have left Storm Model Management, and today, The Sun have reported that the rumours are in fact true.
Quoting a source who explained:
“Cara left Storm a month ago but it’s been kept very much on the down-low. The reality is Cara doesn’t see her future in modelling now and with the acting taking off she didn’t need the pressure of the agency.”
We are all still awaiting confirmation from Storm Models – but since Cara no longer appears on their website – it seems we can assume that Cara is officially no longer a Storm model.
Ms Delevingne was snapped up by Sarah Doukas, of Storm, when she was just 15 and went on to become the highest-paid supermodel in the world. However, Cara is now signed to talent agency William Morris, who have already helped her gain amazing roles in films like Paper Towns and Suicide Squad.
Inititally, the rumours all began after a comment left by Love magazine on an Instagram post sent rumours flying that Cara had left her agency. The magazine said simply, “She has left storm” on a picture of the supermodel.
The news didn’t come as a major shock as Cara has been backing away from her modelling career for a while now.
Speaking to WSJ Magazine, Cara said, “I don’t want to be a cliche: model-slash-actress,” suggesting that she will eventually make a formal break from the modelling scene to fully pursue her acting career. Taking lead roles in films like Paper Towns and Suicide Squad, Cara’s acting career is certainly starting to take off and she has made no secret of the fact that she wants to be an actress, not a model.
Having only walked for Chanel and no other designers in the past year, Cara’s disappearance from the modelling scene has not gone unnoticed. Taking a major step back in terms of catwalks and campaigns suggests that it will only be a matter of time before she’s officially an actress, rather than a “model-slash-actress”.
Cara with St Vincent and out and about in New York last month.
Whether Cara has officially left Storm remains to be seen, but what we can say for sure is that her modelling career looks set to come to an end at some point in the future. Sob.
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By Amy de Klerk