"I never thought I'd be a model," the 22-year-old told News.Com.Au. "I never wanted to be a model and I never thought people would actually want me to be a model. I was a very weird, gremlin, awkward-looking child...I was a feral kid, a big tomboy.
Even if she thought that she wasn't that cute, the fashion world didn't agree. Cara started modeling professionally at the age of ten. Since then, she's catapulted to fame as one of the most sought-after models in the industry, landing campaigns with Burberry and Yves Saint Laurent, among others.
Still, she admitted that even now the concept of being a model is a little foreign to her. "Beauty wasn't important at all and it still isn't in a way. It doesn't feel like me." She added, "It's a part that I play. It gets a bit tiring after a while and I want to grow as a person and modeling doesn't really help you do that because you spend all your time focusing on the outside."
For Cara, dressing low key is more of a comfort zone for her than the glammed up looks she usually sports. "I like to wear pajamas all day and wear no makeup," she continued. "I don't like to be polished all the time. That's just not real for me."
Modeling aside, Cara is also landing roles as an actor. She's recently been promoting her upcoming romantic mystery Paper Towns and will appear in Suicide Squad as Enchantress, among many other films in the works.
As you might be able to tell, Cara is a go-getter...even when it comes to love. When asked about her love life, she said, "I'm someone who loves to chase; I'm a bit of a predator but not in a weird way. But I do love a chase and I also love to be chased. It depends on how your chemistry works."