Supermodel and actress, Cara Delevingne recently sat down with Vogue magazine for her cover story invterview of their July issue. The story written by the magazine appeared to suggest that Delevingne’s bisexuality is a phase.
The article led to an online petition asking the magazine to apologize for implying that being a member of the LGBT community can be a phase.
The 22-year-old star told The New York Times that while she appreciates the support of the petitioners, she saw “nothing malicious” in the article.
“My sexuality is not a phase,” Delevingne stated. “I am who I am.”
The Vogue interview was the first time that the London native has addressed her bisexuality directly. It was also the first time she has spoken about her relationship with indie pop singer St. Vincent.
“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,” the model-actress told Vogue. “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”
Love seems to be helping the star in many different aspects of her life these days. Delevingne recently kick-started her acting career, starring in the upcoming film Paper Towns, in which she plays mysterious girl who disappears and leaves behind a trail of clues for her neighbor to find her.
“Being in love helps, you know? If you’re in love with someone, you can be with them like no one else is in the room,” She told Vogue. “Acting is like that. It’s like taking that feeling and turning it on so nothing else matters when you’re looking in another actor’s face.”
The film is based on a John Green novel (the author of The Fault in Our Stars) and premieres on July 24.