Model-turned-actress and Taylor Swift bestie Cara Delevingne is bisexual and wants the world to know it is far from something she is experimenting with.
“My sexuality is not a phase,” she tells the New York Times while promoting her new film “Paper Towns.” “I am who I am.”
In the July 2015 issue of Vogue Delevingne addressed her bisexuality for the first time. The magazine’s insinuation that her relationship with another woman was just a phase caused fans to start a petition on her behalf.
“I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days. And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle,” Delevingne tells Vogue about her relationship with indie singer St. Vincent.
After discussing her feelings for both men and women throughout the years, Vogue writer Rob Haskell writes, “Her parents seem to think girls are just a phase for Cara, and they may be correct,” which some readers took issue with, hence the petition. Delevingne tells the New York Times she found the petition flattering but sees “nothing malicious” in the article itself.
This rising star can be seen in several upcoming films. First, Delevingne plays a mysterious girl who disappears, leaving behind a series of clues her neighbor must decipher in “Paper Towns,” which hits theaters July 24. She also appears in Hugh Jackman’s “Pan,” due out later this year, and as supervillain Enchantress in 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”