Cara Delevingne has revealed how struggling with her sexuality growing up has led to her contemplating suicide.
culminating in her upcoming BBC documentary Sex Planet with Cara Delevingnebisexual and flexible model and actress, explaining that she was unable to understand her own nature as a teenager.
“I can’t talk to anyone about that,” she said in the documentary.
“I had a lot of fear and shame inside. I thought I was abnormal.”
The 30-year-old continued: “I thought about ending my life, like I have many times, and I’m glad I didn’t because if I could help any other child then that means the whole world to me.
“It meant the whole world to the weird kid I used to be. Or me.”
Reflecting on the making of the six-part documentary, which premiered in the UK on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer on Thursday 1 December, Delevingne told the BBC: “It changed lives. me a lot. Now I’m happier than ever. I feel really, really proud of what we’ve created.
“I know I shouldn’t feel ashamed but I truly believe there are souls like me all over the world.”
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She added: “I think this got me ready for it.”
Delevingne explained that she hopes the documentary will open people’s eyes to the reality of questioning your gender identity and help others who do the same feel less alone.
“In the world I live in, most of my friends are straight,” she said. “I had never been to Pride before doing this show. Now I have more gay friends.
“If we can change anyone’s mind to be more willing to accept themselves or others, that’s all I want.”
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