• Wed, Dec 19 2012

Cara Delevingne, Put Down The Burger

cara delevingne burgerOh, Cara Delevingne, you have nothing to prove. And while eating burgers is great, I feel like it’s odd that we live in a world where there is so much excitement over Victoria’s Secret Models tweeting pictures of themselves about to inhale an In-N-Out burger.

There is, of course, absolutely nothing wrong with eating In-N-Out burgers. They’re nice, they taste good, it’s probably healthiest not to eat them every single day, but cool, yes, of course everyone should have one now and then.

But t it’s a bit odd that approximately half of the profiles of beautiful women begin with the interviewer saying “then she tucked into a greasy burger.” Look, do you know what I would probably not do if I was being employed to maintain a certain body shape? Tuck into greasy burgers on a regular basis. That’s reasonable. Maintaining a certain weight, even if you have a great metabolism, can be tricky. It’s certainly something that you’d pay attention to if that was a large part of your job. I actually have more sympathy for stars trying to get in shape who have to avoid say, any foods with gluten, even if that makes them sound high maintenance.

Whenever I read interviews wherein Cara Delevingne is exclaiming:

‘I always get so excited cooking chicken wings. I don’t know, because it’s chicken wings! I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like chicken wings. You say chicken wings and everyone’s like “What, what? Chicken wings? I’m there.” Chicken wings and beer, chicken and beer. Perfect.’

Or…

‘First thing I do when I get to America… get a McDonalds’.

I kind of feel like this is being done to perpetuate a cool male fantasy that there are women eating entire buffet spreads and never gaining a pound. In reality, most women do need to… not survive off of burgers and chicken wings if they want to look a certain way.

And really, even if you are naturally thin, as Cara is, it’s probably a good idea to occasionally eat something a little bit healthy. Just because it will be good for you in the long run! But then, eating a nice salad probably does not photograph nearly as well as an In-N-Out burger.

Picture via @Caradelevingne

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  • lucygoosey74

    Yes, models posing with food is insanely irritating. I could stand to lose 20 pounds, and believe me, I don’t want anyone taking my picture when I’m inhaling a big mac! On another note, her eyebrows are terrifying. I know that thicker brows are in at the moment, but damn girl, those are some caterpillars!

  • Candace

    I think she needs burgers to fuel her eyebrows.

  • JennyWren

    The thing is, maintaining a healthy weight and a toned body is, for the vast majority of people, all about self-control. In the West most of us live in a manner in which it is easy to consume calories and frequently inconvenient to burn them off. So it takes a lot of discipline to manage that. But self-control and discipline aren’t generally considered sexy characteristics. Hedonism, self-indulgence and sensualism are far easier to sell, especially if what you’re trying to sell is sexy undies. So we have a ridiculous situation in which women who are paid a lot of money to maintain these idealized figures are simultaneously under pressure to make it look effortless.

    I have noticed, however, that when a model/actress is trying to do the non-sexy thing interviewers report different foods being consumed. So if someone is being interviewed about their new off-Broadway theater piece or their charity work, suddenly it’s all chicken salads and green tea, because then we’re meant to be admiring their ethical or intellectual qualities, and self-control plays well in these circumstances.

  • Cee

    Get a Mcdonalds…yea she’s never been there. It would have been more believable if she said “get mcnuggets.” How do you GET a Mcdonalds…does she just chow down on the whole store?

    • Jessica

      She’s English, they always say phrase things that way.

  • http://fitorama.wordpress.com/ Lauren Lever

    It really isn’t that hard to believe that people that are ectomorphic/mesomorphic can eat fast food without gaining much weight. It is their body type, and it does not hurt that most models are in their 20′s. Life isn’t fair, y’all.

  • B

    Y’know she’s probably telling the truth, she goes to Mcdonalds and snaps pictures of her eating burgers to looks adorbs…then she picks up a bunch of laxatives.

    • Boo

      Joking about eating disorders = not usually funny?

  • jamiepeck

    She is making a Gollum face in this photo. That is all.

  • Jessica

    The quote about chicken wasn’t actually said by Cara, it was said by Jourdan Dunn during her youtube video ‘Well Dunn’ where’s she’s…..cooking chicken wings.

  • haily

    I TOTALLY agree with this. I absolutely detest how much emphasis is put into what foods a model puts into her mouth. Are we, the consumers of these food-obsessed interviewer’s product, really suppose to believe something along the lines of, “Well Cara eats burgers and is thin, so that means I can eat burgers and be thin!” We are not all that dim. Am I suppose to feel better after a week of religiously working out and eating nothing but kale and salmon that I still do not and will NEVER be as ideally slim as this woman who eats burgers and chicken wings?

    I admit, though, that I use to do the same thing as her. I use to go around guys, eating bacon sandwiches and drink beer because I assumed guys hated girls who only ate salad. But I threw it up, afterwards, in the privacy of the nearest restroom. And then my boyfriend told me he found it really off-putting that I ate so much, so that was the end of that.