Cara Delevingne has not retired from modeling -- and she has some strong words about the rumors that she quit the profession.
"Can we just set the record straight," the supermodel wrote on Twitter. "I never said I was quitting modeling. I do not blame the fashion industry for anything.
"I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred," she continued candidly. "I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself...I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that."
Cara was announced this week as the new face of luxury fashion company Saint Laurent's La Collection De Paris couture collection.
Upon the release of Cara's latest Saint Laurent campaign on Wednesday, March 30, many were surprised to see the young stunner in front of the camera, since she told London's The Times back in August 2015 that she would no longer be "doing fashion work anymore."
Cara expressed wanting to focus on acting and implied that her decision to leave fashion stemmed from its negative effect on her mental and physical health.
"I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge," she said of her life as a model. "It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse."
"Modeling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while," she added. "It didn't make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old."
In addition to her steadfast modeling career, Cara will also appear in several upcoming films including "Suicide Squad," "Valerian" and the "City of a Thousand Planets."