Cara Delevingne has taken to social media this week with an important message challenging mainstream beauty standards. Due to being “sick of society defining beauty,” the 24-year-old model/actress subsequently revealed her newly-buzzed head for a role in upcoming picture, Life in a Year. Delevingne in turn plays a cancer patient who has been told she only has one year to live. Her co-star, Jaden Smith, has also shaved his head for the film.
Cara’s initial Instagram upload showcases this year’s Met Gala look, detailing her bald head decorated with silver paint and sequins.
The more we embrace who we are as people and rely less on our physical attributes, the more empowered we become. Beauty shouldn't be so easily defined. It is limitless.
The following post then finds Delevingne in a more natural environment, seemingly captured by paparazzi.
Its exhausting to be told what beauty should look like. I am tired of society defining beauty for us. Strip away the clothes, Wipe Off the make up, cut off the hair. Remove all the material possessions. Who are we? How are we defining beauty? What do we see as beautiful?
Model or not, Cara continues to unwaveringly challenge society’s views of mainstream beauty.