Cara Delevingne slept through her Vogue interview, then freaked out on Twitter

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Consider this Cara Delevingne’s “fall to earth” moment. Cara has been The It Girl or The It Model for more than a year. Y’all know I don’t really understand why – her smirk irritates me and I think she looks like Angry Baby most of the time. But everybody in London loves her, as do all of the fashion people. She’s dated Michelle Rodriguez and Leonardo DiCaprio allegedly wanted to get into her drawers. She gets invited to all the cool parties and she flirts with ginger princes. She’s only 21 years old.

So, how exactly did she fall to earth? She did an interview with Vogue Mag and she fell asleep. Twice. And when Vogue writer Plum Sykes wrote about it, Cara freaked out. First, the Vogue piece (you can read the piece here). Sykes barely got to interview her because Cara overslept and was 30 minutes late for the meeting, then as soon as she got to the spa, she fell asleep on the massage table and didn’t wake up for hours. So, instead of interviewing Cara properly, Sykes just had to write about how Cara parties too much and sleeps through her commitments. To her credit, Sykes turns it into a very readable piece with only a hint of British shade – she refers to Cara as “careless” a few times, then quotes people who have worked with Cara who say that she basically sleeps everywhere and anywhere. Sykes also discovers that it’s not just a case of Cara being “overworked” – the night before the interview, Cara was partying with Lily Allen until 5 am. Because of course.

In the end, Cara looked somewhat unprofessional and overworked, and like she parties too much. Is that the worst thing in the world? Not really. But Cara went on a Twitter rant about the Vogue story, writing:

Why do people in the industry lie so much???? They would rather see you fail than succeed. What happened to supporting each other

It’s even worse when your trying to fight people that have all the power because then you are powerless

All I can say is that I work extremely hard and ‘sleeping’ is proof that sometimes I work too hard. I apologise for being so ambitious

This just shows that the fashion industry is not the most understanding or compassionate of industries

That only applies to the people that sit around not really caring and never really bothering to get to know you or what it’s really like

What happened to supporting each other?

[From Cara’s Twitter]

She also posted part of the rant on her Instagram too, for good measure. The thing is, compared to how badly Cara could have been slammed by Vogue for her unprofessionalism, I think Sykes was relatively fair and she turned in a truthful story while still leaving some room for Cara to defend herself. I have no idea why Cara freaked out to this degree – perhaps The It Girl has never been called out on her bullsh-t. Perhaps she’s one of those special snowflakes who doesn’t know how to handle it when people aren’t covering up her messes. Frankly, it’s surprising to me that Plum Sykes didn’t even mention the paparazzi photos of Cara with cocaine.


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  1. Erinn says:

    I’ve never liked her. She looks mean, and rather petulant.

  2. Sixer says:

    Her appeal is beyond me, also. Sky Arts even let her ACT. With the blessed SYLVIA SYMS, to add insult to injury. Bah.

  3. GiGi says:

    Something about her face really reminds me of a young Janet Leigh – maybe the eyes? IDK.

    As far as her antics – maybe you sleep through an interview for other publications – but sleeping while at – not sleeping at home and missing, but actually falling asleep at – your Vogue interview? No. This is not good. Plum Sykes is right to write about it. Cara has no one to blame but herself here.

  4. Eleonor says:

    today models should copy Kate Moss not only for the coke (a model doing coke, how new) but also for her golden rule: never do interviews.

  5. Snazzy says:

    The fashion people love that their models have bodies of 8 year old boys … And the maturity and intelligence to match

  6. Lindy79 says:

    The fashion world will give her a pass so long as she’s making money for them.
    Her acting career might not go the same way if she leaves crews sitting waiting while she takes naps, she’s not a big enough name in that world to get away with that.

    This interview could have gone a lot worse so she needs to sit down.

  7. Em says:

    I really can’t stand her. And that rant was so ridiculous. She should have gotten someone to proof-read it so it at least made sense. And REALLY? You’re going to complain about lack of support in THE MODELING INDUSTRY? Girl, you’re dumb. And people not taking the time to get to know you? YOU FELL ASLEEP. Ugh. I can’t stand entitled brats like her, seriously.

  8. Original Tessa says:

    She fell asleep on a massage table? Well, it’s not like they were on a rollercoaster.

    • whipmyhair says:

      But if you a model, doing an interview for vogue and you were tired why would you get on a massage table?!

      But tellingly her people (I’m guessing she has people at a big interview) didn’t wake her up. Why wouldn’t you wake her up, so she could laugh it off and do the interview properly?

      I think that shows a lot about her character- it sounds like she would have been super pissed if she had been woken up.

      She slept for hours.

      Hours. Not a nap during a massage.

      • littlestar says:

        It’s just so weird that no one woke her up. I mean, not even the massage therapist? What if they had another client after her and needed to use the table?

      • FLORC says:

        I’ve done this. By this I mean fallen asleep at a spa on the table.
        If this spa is anything like that spa it’s big and pricey. The longer you stay the more you’re charged. They let me sleep and it turned into an expensive nap for me. There are loads of other private rooms that can be used and many appointments are scattered to avoid overlap.

        It was such a fantastic nap though! I felt rested and relaxed for days.

  9. An says:

    Isn’t Vogue the dream for all models? For her to fall asleep, wow, she’s really starting to believe her own hype.

  10. elo says:

    My guess is she wasn’t sleeping but nodding off, if you catch my drift.

  11. InvaderTak says:

    And she even sorta went the Taylor swift route by whining whining bout “what happened to supporting each other???”. Yeah that does not mean they cover for you when you are at fault. Grow up. She might have been able to play it off with an apology for the unprofessional side of it, and even a self depreciating laugh; but no, she does the spoiled brat routine. Hope her management let’s her have it.

    • FLORC says:

      She’s been treated as a snowflake for so long she’s likely shocked by someone not fulling sucking up. Back to reality for her. It’ll be rough when the next it model replaces her and those drugs start aging her. Until then no one will do anything. The team she has and enablers/friends will shelter her and nurse her ego.


  12. Easi says:

    I think she’s one of the few models with a personality. Who cares that she slept through an interview.. If she did.

  13. Emily says:

    I can’t imagine that whatever über-restrictive diet VS has her on would be good for her energy levels either.

  14. Ellie66 says:

    Snotty little thing isn’t she. These girls just don’t get it their shelf-life in modeling is 2 to 4? years unless ur Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell she needs to be a professional and do her job.

  15. Liz says:

    I think she’s more striking then traditionally pretty. I think being late is unprofessional but I’m not going to shade her for falling asleep during a massage.

  16. Talie says:

    Anna Wintour approves every piece so… Cara was probably taken aback that Plum, of all people (a fellow toff) would “betray” her.

  17. Esti says:

    I don’t understand this story. Yes, showing up late and then falling asleep is unprofessional, especially if it’s caused by staying out too late partying. But then she slept for five hours? Why the hell didn’t an assistant or publicist wake her?

    As others have pointed out, falling asleep during a massage isn’t exactly unheard of, even if you’re well rested. But then everyone just sat around and watched her sleep instead of poking her until she woke up? That’s the weirdest part of this to me.

    • Alexandra says:

      Right?! Where was any of her handlers? And why would you pick a spa for an interview place? Who could give a decent interview while getting a massage? I don’t like how she handled the aftermath but I do like her. She’s very striking in her photos and she’s someone I wouldn’t mind partying with once in my life.

    • Ag says:

      me too! did they just sit there for several hours? or went about their business and came back in periodically to check on her, like she’s a sleeping baby? why didn’t anyone wake her up? so weird.

    • K says:

      They were supposed to spend all day together. Cara (or her team) had scheduled the spa since she lived nearby. She showed up late and suggested that they get a massage to help wake her up, they were separate. The masseuse came out and told the writer that she’d fallen asleep, and the writer said to just let her sleep ’til noon since they had all day. A little later Cara’s personal assistent showed up and whisked her away to other events Cara was scheduled to go to. So they weren’t sat staring at her sleep, she was in a private room.

  18. Skins says:

    I think the Daily Mail picture says it all. Cokehead

  19. Nicolette says:

    Don’t get what all the fuss is about her.

  20. wow says:

    So over-rated. Never understood her hype. Wasn’t she papped with coke packets falling out of her purse once?

    I feel as if her family name and connections bought her a “career”. Her looks are not exceptional to me in the way the top models of the 90′s were. I know, different “times” but her looks are not capitivating to me. And she always looks as if she smells and needs a good soak in a bath.

  21. Liz says:

    I used to think she wasn’t beautiful and also kind of cheap looking but she’s really grown on me. She has a very distinctive look and she can look gorgeous and expensive (not always). She has these small teeth and in some photos she looks toothless.

    • lrm says:

      I agree with you. She is a good model and suits the high end fashion ‘theatrical’ type of photoshoots very well. She can look expensive and she ‘communes’ with the concept and product, imo. But yea, supermodel of the 90′s she ain’t. But she is there not to show her beauty but to help elevate or sell a product or concept. And that she does well.

  22. harry says:

    cara and karlie are the ugliest models

  23. Ash says:

    Is it really that hard to use the correct form “you’re?” You’re= you are. Your = possession. You’d think for someone from such a rich background could afford a teacher that could show them the correct usage.

    Anyways, I agree with what most said, I don’t understand her appeal. But, I’ve never understood Sienna Miller’s appeal either. Each to their own, I suppose.

  24. in_theory says:

    The comparison to the angry baby from the Simpsons made me giggle. And now I cannot unsee it.

  25. Dirtnap says:

    I’ve been a reporter for nearly 20 years, and I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times someone has agreed to an interview and then “forgot” about it, didn’t show up, postponed indefinitely, was unprepared (even after I complied with their request to submit my questions before the interview) or was downright rude. My stance is, if you don’t want to do the interview on any level or can’t manage your time as an adult and a professional, don’t agree to the interview. To be passive-aggressive with my time after I have arranged my day (writing time, travel, childcare, etc.) to speak with you is beyond excuse. A reporter’s time – and work – is no less valuable than a model’s. Guess what Cara? If you are dismissive of journalists’ time, they might just write about it, much in the way waiters may spit in your food if you do not treat them with respect. Welcome to the world of adult consequences.

    • Val says:

      Exactly! And you can’t complain about the industry being “unsupportive” when you got where you are through connections… whereas the writer actually had to work hard to get where s/he is at Vogue. It pisses me off when famous actors/models complain about the job, when all the people who are around and enabling them have probably worked twice as hard to get where they are. Especially in Cara’s case. Ugh.

    • mazzie says:

      Co-signed. I spent a few years as an entertainment reporter and swore I’d never do it again. Actors and models are mostly banal.

      • Dirtnap says:

        Mazzie, what a coincidence, I was an entertainment writer for a few years, and I remember a publicist scheduled an interview with an actress on Thanksgiving. Being new and wanting to be a “team player,” I agreed. Thanksgiving comes, I’m in the office, alone (and not with my family for the holiday), I call and – you guessed it – no answer. Finally, I call the publicist’s voicemail (no answer, she’s enjoying her Thanksgiving!) and was polite but inside I was ticked. Monday morning at 8 a.m. I received a mortified call from the publicist (she forgot!). She did send me a very nice watch that week in the mail though. I agree though, interviewing people in the entertainment industry is an exercise in patience.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Well said, Dirtnap.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “if you don’t want to do the interview on any level or can’t manage your time as an adult and a professional, don’t agree to the interview. ”

      I agree 100%. Adults should be expected to fulfill the responsibilities they accept.

  26. Liz says:

    I don’t understand the appeal of Karlie Kloss. She’s so blah looking. She’s the worst choice for a Victoria’s Secret model because she has zero sex appeal.

  27. Eloise says:

    Never once have I equated her with hard work. Hard partying absolutely!

  28. Naddie says:

    Eyebrows. All I see is eyebrows. Aside this, a regular pretty blonde girl.

  29. Tay says:

    Her and Suki Waterhouse inspire such violent hatred in me! I want them to go away now!!!!

  30. lrm says:

    well, I think she’s excellent as a model-in terms of telling a story, having undertones of sexual energy, etc. Reminds me of Kate Moss in that sense. I can see why the fashion world loves her. I didn’t get her thing either, until I saw a couple of ads featuring her. She does the theatrics of high end modeling quite well. I agree with others that she seems mean and isn’t particularly strikingly beautiful. I think the camera loves her and she carries both sexual vibe and blend into the background/artsy vibes into her photoshoots. She’s believable in the ads. She is able to enhance the ‘mood’ of the photos.

  31. BunnyBabe says:

    Wonder how she’ll maintain her skinny frame without using drugs. She’ll gain for sure if she ever stops; if she doesn’t, her face will show the effects partying in a few years.

  32. Nesi says:

    A massage at a spa during an interview? Probably would have been a better idea to have a huge cup of coffee. I fight to stay awake during a massage – relax those knots in my back and I am out – combine that with already being tired (no matter what the reason) and it is a recipe for disaster.

  33. moon says:

    Her and Taylor Swift’s comments about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler miss the point completely about ‘supporting one another’. Supporting is not enabling.

  34. Suki2 says:

    “I apologize for being so ambitious”

    How about “I apologize for being so disrespectful”?

  35. Disingenuous says:

    She’s well connected but she wouldn’t have lasted that long in high fashion without the body and unique looks. I’m not an expert on models but she’s way better than Kendall Jenner or other try-hard high fashion models.

  36. LAK says:

    Talk about sense of humour failure Cara. Not very British!!!

  37. Yes? says:

    Ha, I love the idea that she thought she had a point to prove about the fashion industry not being compassionate or understanding.

    She’s shown me. ‘Cos I always thought the fashion industry was TOTALLY about being kind to everyone, no matter who they are……..