Cara Delevingne will be recognized for her commitment to the LGBTI community in The Trevor Project awards in June.
The British supermodel will be presented with The Hero Award at the organization’s annual TrevorLive New York gala.
Delevingne will soon join the ranks of Lady Gaga, Tom Ford, and Sir Ian McKellen for being honored at the event held at Cipriani Wall Street.
Why are they honoring her?
From being one of the most in-demand supermodels to being one of the few public figures to boycott Coachella, Delevingne is an outspoken member of the LGBTI community.
Moreover, the 26-year-old said in a statement to Vogue: ‘I’m humbled and truly speechless by The Trevor Project’s decision to honor me with this year’s Hero Award.’
‘A “hero” to me is someone who stands up for what they believe in. They help to make change for those who are under-served or discriminated against.
‘I strive to acknowledge those who feel like they don’t fit into a box and make sure they know, in both good and bad times, that there is always someone there to support them.’
Delevingne, stellar advocate
Furthermore, by using her social platforms and professional career, the Paper Towns actress has been a bevy for advocacy.
From the #MeToo movement to raising awareness of climate change. Campaigning for more women in congress to standing up to R. Kelly and losing 50,000 followers in the process.
Delevingne told Vogue: ‘I strive to acknowledge those who feel like they don’t fit into a box, and work very hard to make sure that those who are struggling know that there is someone listening and someone who can help.
‘I’m inspired by The Trevor Project’s tireless, life-saving work to support LGBTQ youth in crisis, and I am extremely proud to be a part of such a resilient community.’
‘We’re grateful to Cara for using her voice
The Trevor Project is the largest non-profit organization for LGBTI youth, focused on suicide prevention and crisis prevention.
Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, said Delevingne is an ‘inspiration’ to queer youth today.
He said: ‘The Trevor Project hears from young LGBTQ people every day who draw hope and inspiration from their idols.
‘Especially when those idols openly share their personal experiences and messages of support like Cara – because it reminds [them] that they are not alone.
‘We’re grateful to Cara for using her voice to inspire so many young people in the LGBTQ community.’
Delevingne and Karl Lagerfeld
However, Delevingne has not had her fair share of controversy.
The bisexual actress had a discussion with Jameela Jamil on Twitter earlier this year. In which she defended late fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld.
Delevingne walked the Chanel catwalk for Laferfeld’s final show at Paris Fashion Week last season. The model was a regular at the French fashion house and a close friend of the designer.