Cara Delevingne has offered a pointed response to some of the clamor over Vogue’s July cover story about her, which raised the question about whether her attraction to women was a “phase.”
“My sexuality is not a phase. I am who I am,” the 22-year-old model told The New York Times.
In the Vogue piece last month, scribe Rob Haskell wrote that Delevingne’s parents seemed to think “girls are just a phase for Cara”—a reference to the model’s relationship with rocker Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent.
The passage led to backlash from bisexual women and LGBTQ groups, some of whom launched a petition to take Vogue editor Anna Wintour to task for reinforcing negative stereotypes in the mag.
Delevingne, however, told The Times she found “nothing malicious” about the article.
The supermodel is in the midst of a transition from the runway to the big screen, with starring turns in the upcoming movies “Paper Towns” and DC’s “Suicide Squad.”
“Being in love” has helped her become a better actress, she said.
“If you’re in love with someone, you can be with them like no one else is in the room. Acting is like that,” she told The Times.
In a separate interview with Time magazine, Delevingne took a shot at anyone who might criticize her as the latest in a long line of models trying to make a splash in Hollywood.
“If anyone just thought I was trying to pad my resume [with acting], they can suck my boobs,” she said.