Emerging from behind the ice cool gaze that adorned billboards and Vogue covers during her time as one of the world’s most in-demand model, Cara Delevingne has come to be known and loved for an irreverent and playful persona.
From fooling around on the movie set, to posting Instagram selfies that illustrate an impressive repertoire of derp face, to checking in at international airports dressed in animal onesies, an endearing sense of mischief never seems to be far away.
As is inevitable for a high profile figure earning their living at the end of a lens, Delevingne is no stranger to uncomfortable encounters with a notoriously intrusive and relentless paparazzi.
Last week Delevingne took an opportunity to bring this sense of mischief to bear on one unlucky member of a paparazzi pack, who jostling for photos in typically chaotic fashion on a night out.
Delevingne and Kendall Jenner were at l’Avenue in Paris, when they were greeted by an unruly mob of photographers at the entrance to the restaurant, repots The Wrap.
The pair were guided through the scrum by security, but after navigating getting past, Delevingne made a dash back towards the photographers, giving one a solid push to the ground before turning and, running into the restaurant with glee.
The amusing push-and-run incident was recorded on video by an onlooker and then posted on Twitter. In the footage, Delevingne can be caught saying “I pushed him! I pushed him!” as she runs away into the building.
Dear paps, if you are in my way, I have a right to move you.— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) October 6, 2015
It comes just weeks after Delevingne expressed her exasperation at paparazzi harassment through her Twitter account.
One day when I have time, I will find out where you live and camp outside your house with my friends armed with cameras— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) September 22, 2015
I know and I accept that. It's part of my job but there should be a line. No one should be made to feel like that https://t.co/LF0VqHsBhY— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) September 22, 2015
Cara Delevingne rose to fame as a result of her modeling work, which involved fronting campaigns for a number of esteemed brands, including Burberry, Chanel, and Mulberry, and in 2012 and 2014 she won the “Model of the Year'” award at the British Fashion Awards
Earlier this year, Delevingne’s profile disappeared her agency’s website Storm Model Management. It was then confirmed Delevingne had left modeling behind in order to focus on an acting career.
Delevingne made her first acting appearance on the big screen with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina, and has starred in a number of productions films, for which her performances have drawn praise.
This summer, Delevingne co-starred in the adaptation of John Green’s novel, Paper Towns, a film which made $12,650,140 on its opening weekend in the US. Variety called Delevingne “the real find of the film”, suggesting that “on the evidence of her work here, this striking actress is here to stay”.
Delevingne made headlines while promoting the film after a terse an awkward exchange with US presenters, when some dry British sarcasm was lost in translation. Delevingne was criticized by some for a perceived lack of professionalism and bad attitude, but author John Green defended the star.
“Cara, refuses to stick to the script. She refuses to indulge lazy questions and refuses to turn herself into an automaton to get through long days of junketry. I don’t find that behavior entitled or haughty. I find it admirable.”
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