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