The actress and model raised some seriously thoughtful questions about how we define beauty.

By Julia Malacoff
May 03, 2017

One thing we can always count on with model and actress Cara Delevingne? Telling it like it is. From her support of the #FreeTheNipple movement to speaking out about mental health awareness, she's known for being outspoken on the issues she cares about. That's why it's not super surprising that her response to the media attention her new haircut has garnered is not only 100 percent appropriate, but also totally thought-provoking. (BTW, how crazy is it that Cara Delevingne eyebrow surgery is now a trend?)

Delevingne was spotted back in April sporting a pink pixie cut, revealing that the hairstyle was for an upcoming movie, Life In a Year, where she plays a woman who is dying. It shouldn't have been that shocking, then, that she ended up shaving her head completely for the role. And while her now shaven hair might not be *everyone's* ideal haircut, she rocked it like no other at the Met Gala on Monday night.

Still, she got a lot of attention for the 'do, and not all of it was positive. In an Instagram caption, Delevingne clapped back in the best way: "It's exhausting to be told what beauty should look like. I am tired of society defining beauty for us. Strip away the clothes, wipe off the makeup, cut off the hair. Remove all the material possessions. Who are we? How are we defining beauty? What do we see as beautiful?"

She has a point. Different people feel most attractive with different haircuts, at different weights, and wearing different types of clothes. Beauty *should* be all about what makes you feel your best. Delevingne certainly seems comfortable in her skin no matter what it looks like, and that's a message we'd love to see become more prevalent among celebs, no, every single woman, these days-like, ASAP.