Cara Delevingne Nearly Died by Bear on a Photo Shoot, Thought It Was Totally Cool

Teenage-model egos are nothing compared to this.

Cara Delevingne
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Competent beat-boxer (opens in new tab) Cara Delevingne has been making the late-night TV rounds, and on Wednesday, she stopped by Seth Meyers, where she casually told the story of how, one time, she was on this photo shoot (opens in new tab) and the bear she was posing with nearly crushed her with its paw. "It was really funny," she said because she has never Googled "force of bear swipe" as a question before. (Answer: unclear, but the internet does agree a bear can decapitate a moose with one swift motion.) 

"If you die by bear, that's cool," she offered by way of explanation after the audience cracked up. "If I had that on my grave, I'd be like, 'yeah.'" 

To hear more Cara-isms about the Naomi Campbell-level demands of animal models (she couldn't wear deodorant nor be on her period) and what it's like having a live tarantula crawl over your face, watch the interview below. 

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.