Supermodel Cara Delevingne has rejected suggestions she won her latest film role because of her social media stardom as she swapped the runway for the red carpet at the movie’s premiere.
The British star was met by deafening screams from crowds of teenage girls as she arrived for the New York premiere of Paper Towns, a big screen adaptation of the book of the same name.
Delevingne, 22, has more than 15m followers on Instagram and frequently posts photos and videos of herself with famous friends including singers Taylor Swift and Rihanna, as well as models Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Gigi Hadid.
Dressed in a slashed, gold sequinned Yves Saint Laurent dress, Delevingne said: “I work really hard and I don’t want anyone to ever think that this is a fluke or I got this because of my social media presence.
“For me, if I got this part or I’m acting because of what I have on social media, I don’t want to do it.”
Delevingne’s reported girlfriend, Annie Clarke of the band St Vincent, also walked the red carpet at the premiere. Asked how Clarke had influenced her, Delevingne said: “Love is inspiring.”
She added: “True love comes in every form, whether it’s what you do, whether it’s whether you love yourself. True love is one of the most important things, it’s what makes the world go round.”
Delevingne was also supported at the premiere by catwalk companions Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls.
The aspiring singer revealed she became very emotional when she learnt she won the part in Paper Towns, which was written by the same author as hit book and film The Fault In Our Stars. “I’ve wanted to act since I was a child so living your dream is very emotional,” she said.
Delevingne is currently filming DC Comic movie Suicide Squad
Paper Towns is released on August 17.
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