Dra­matic change

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CARA Delev­ingne (pic) said she's blessed to be a role model.

The model-turned-ac­tress, who has 40 mil­lion In­sta­gram fol­low­ers, knows that she has a strong in­flu­ence over her young fan base but in­sists she isn't phased by the re­spon­si­bil­ity be­cause one of her dreams grow­ing up was to have young girls look up to her for her achieve­ments.

Delev­ingne said: “That's been my goal since I was younger, to be a role model, for young girls to be able to look up to me, be­cause I'm fol­low­ing every sin­gle one of my dreams that I've had.”

And the 24-yearold cat­walk model said sheer hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion al­lowed her to make the leap from mod­el­ling into Hol­ly­wood and she doesn't let neg­a­tive com­ments about her ca­reer change hold her back.

The beauty – who starred in

Sui­cide Squad last year – added to AFP: “There will al­ways be peo­ple like that, no mat­ter what. I think it's just an­other op­por­tu­nity for me to stand my ground and prove I have done the work. I do work very hard and I'm de­ter­mined to prove those peo­ple wrong.” Mean­while, Delev­ingne shaved her hair off ear­lier this year for her movie Life In A Year and ad­mits she felt re­ally lib­er­ated when she made the dra­matic change to her look.

She said: 'When I did it (shaved her hair) for the part, I re­ally wanted to be as ded­i­cated and as au­then­tic as I could be to the char­ac­ter. It's nice to not have to main­tain your hair. We all get at­tach­ment to hair but it's just hair. It grows back. “I feel like I def­i­nitely was more aware that you could pretty much hide be­hind your hair, but it was re­ally lib­er­at­ing to re­alise that you don't need hair to be beau­ti­ful and to feel like a woman.”

Photo: AFP

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