Actress and Model Cara Delevingne Named Girl Up Champion

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Film star and fashion icon joins the fight to empower girls around the world

Today, Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, announced that British model and actress Cara Delevingne is joining Girl Up as a Champion. The 24-year-old star will support Girl Up programs that create change and empower girl leaders around the world.

“I’m truly honored to add my voice to the work Girl Up is doing to empower young women and create an entire generation of female leaders. As I’ve traveled the world, I’ve seen the power that investing in girls can have. An empowered and supported girl is an incredible force for change; a change I am now excited to be a part of,” said Cara Delevingne of her new role as a Girl Up Champion.

As a strong advocate for girls and women, and a formidable inspiration to teen girls everywhere, Cara is a natural choice to represent and inspire the more than half a million Girl Up supporters from across the U.S. and in more than 85 countries worldwide.

"Cara’s individuality and self-expression is an inspiration to Girl Up leaders and girls everywhere,” said Girl Up Director Melissa Kilby. “She is fearless, she is strong and she is empowered. She is everything this movement represents, and we are thrilled to work with her to create critical change for girls around the world.”

To launch this exciting partnership in true Cara and Girl Up form, Cara released a video announcement via her social media channels on September 30, 2016. Watch her video announcement here: http://bit.ly/2dqKXKL

In addition to the Champion announcement, Cara launched the sale of a t-shirt line in partnership with Prinkshop with all post-production proceeds going to Girl Up. Cara was introduced to Girl Up by Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown of Uncommon Union.

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About Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne is one of the most recognizable faces in the world. In addition to her huge successes in fashion, she has a burgeoning and exciting acting career. She is also an influential voice in the world of social media, amassing over 35 million followers to her Instagram.

In 2012, Delevingne made her film debut in Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" alongside Keira Knightley.
Most recently she was featured in DC Comics' "Suicide Squad" and will star in Luc Besson's "Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets" set to be released in 2017.

Previously, Delevingne can be seen in "Paper Towns" opposite Nat Wolff, Michael Winterbottom's "The Face of an Angel", which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September, starring Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Bruhl, Joe Wright's "Pan" starring Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedland, “ Suicide Squad” alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Ben Affleck. With her true British style, classic beauty and inimitable attitude, Cara's rise has been meteoric. She has been the face of Burberry advertising for several seasons, working with Mario Testino, and starring with actor Eddie Redmayne, Jourdan Dunn and Edie Campbell.

Her personal interests include music - Cara is an aspiring musician and she also has a passion for yoga and meditation.

About Girl Up
Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates - including Girl Up Global Advocates Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Latin American business leader Angélica Fuentes.

Our youth leaders, representing more than 1400 Girl Up Clubs in 85 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.

Learn more at GirlUp.org.

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Beth Nervig