Cara Delevingne: 10 Things you should know about the Paper Towns star

Jul 24, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET
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For those of us who have read John Green’s Paper Towns, you picture the narrator or Quentin’s love interest, Margo Roth Spiegelman, to be an edgy, sultry teen more than worthy of his affection.

When you see Cara Delevingne, you understand exactly why she has earned the role. Edgy and sultry herself, Delevingne is an inspiring long-time It girl and up-and-coming actress.

There is much to obsess over regarding the character of Margo, but there is even more to obsess over when it comes to Delevingne. Not only is she an actress, but she started out as a coveted model, and even has musical talents. Here is exactly what you need to know, and love, about Delevingne.

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1. She's modest

She has coined her modeling career as a "stepping stone" to acting and her acting career as a "hobby" in an interview with Vogue, which is clearly an understatement.

2. She started modeling at the age of 10

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Her first modeling job was for Vogue Italia when she was just 10 years old. Since then, she has modeled for Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs… OK, basically everyone. She has also won Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, twice.

3. She demands strong acting roles

With such strong-willed character, it isn't much of a surprise that Delevingne will not settle for roles meant for just a pretty face. She said in an interview, "All the roles that I've done so far — I chose them because they are all strong female roles, or because they're interesting characters. I'd like to be like Meryl Streep, who manages to do so many different characters and do them all so well."

4. Success runs in the family

Cara Delevingne and sisters

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Her two older sisters have success associated with their names as well, as the middle child, Poppy is a model, and the oldest, Chloe, is a biomedical science graduate.

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5. She’s in a major music video

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Delevingne is close friends with Taylor Swift, which is plain to see if you scroll through her Instagram, and also plain to see when you see that she starred in Swift’s "Bad Blood" music video.

6. She has numerous musical talents

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She can sing, and has sung alongside Pharrell Williams; and if that wasn’t enough, she can also play the drums and guitar.

7. She is also dating a major musician

St. vincent and Cara Delevingne

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Delevingne is currently dating Annie Clark, or St. Vincent as she is widely known. Delevingne came out as bisexual and has spoken out against claims that it is “just a phase.” She said in an interview regarding her girlfriend, "Love is inspiring. True love comes in every form, whether it's what you do, whether you love yourself... true love is one of the most important things... it's what makes the world go round."

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8. She has numerous projects coming up

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Delevingne has had three movies premiere before Paper Towns just this year, and she has Pan, a live-action Peter Pan adaptation coming up, where she plays a mermaid. She is also working on the superhero film Suicide Squad, where she plays villain June Moone.

9. She is known for having great style

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Whether it’s on the red carpet, or out and about, Delevingne is admired for her edgy style of mixed and matched pieces that match her edgy personality.

10. You can find her voice in a video game

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Delevingne contributed her voice to the video game Grand Theft Auto V as a radio DJ.

Be sure to catch Delevingne in Paper Towns this weekend — the film premieres tomorrow.

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