21 Things You Didn’t Know About Cara Delevingne

Time to get to know Britian’s hottest model.

1. She first appeared in Vogue Italia at age 10, shot by Bruce Weber.

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2. She was “spotted” by Sarah Doukas, who also scouted Kate Moss.

“I went to school with Sarah Doukas’s [owner of Storm models] daughter and she spotted my sister Poppy first and then waited for me.”

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3. But she’s quite short by industry standards — 5’7” or 5’8” (she’s not sure).

Needless to say, her agency says she’s 5’9.

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4. Her grandmother was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.

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5. Joan Collins is her godmother.

(Also, her godfather is Nicholas Coleridge, the president of Condé Nast International.)

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6. Her older sister is model/socialite Poppy Delevingne.

She has another older sister too — Chloe, who recently pulled a total “big sister” move and threw all of Cara’s friends out of a house party gone wild.

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7. Her family nickname is ‘Monster’.

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8. She can drum — she’s been writing music since she was 13.

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9. She’s really good at miming.

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10. And she can sing too, actually.

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11. In fact, she’d love to start a record label.

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12. She met bestie Rita Ora at a festival ‘a long time ago’.

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13. She featured in the 2012 movie Anna Karenina as Princess Sorokina.

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14. She’s got lofty acting ambitions.

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15. She’s a gamer.

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16. And she still lives at home with her parents.

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17. She’s trademarked her name.

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18. She’s always been a tomboy.

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19. When she was little, she wanted to be a superhero or a dentist.

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20. She’s got two tattoos on her hand, both inked by Bang Bang.

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21. Her eyebrow advice is straightforward.

“People ask me, “What’s your secret?” And I’m like, “You just don’t pluck them. It’s really simple.” I mean, I do, obviously, a little bit, because otherwise I’d have a monobrow, but it’s just about keeping them wild, keeping them free and woolly.”

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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