Suffering from depression is unfortunately common - and fashion models inside the industry are possibly even more prone to depression because of the focus on their appearance and frequent rejection they can face. These unique beauties have all said they've battled depression at some point in their lives and have candidly spoken about their own experiences, opting not to stay quiet on what is often such a silent disorder.
Adwoa has spoken candidly on her struggle with depression and addiction. She explains that for a long time she wanted to be someone else and it fed into her depression: “I wanted to be like, someone else… All the other girls…Blonde. White. Blue-eyed. All the boys fancied them.”
British model Cara Delevingne tweeted about her own struggle which she said was at its worst while she was working full time as a model: "I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred. I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself. I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that."
Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton recently commented that she struggled with depression as she battled to make her body good enough for the fashion industry. She explained: “I was really depressed because I was working so hard and I felt like my body was resisting me. And I got to a point where one night I got home from a workout and I remember staring at my food and thinking maybe I should just not eat.”
Top model Snejana recalled a period when she dated Oleksandr Onyshchenko, a Ukranian horse jumping athlete, and how he helped her through depression: "I dated Oleksandr Onyshchenko for a year. It wasn't a PR, we really were dating and he helped me a lot. There was I period when I had depression and Oleksander tried to lift me up, entertained me. We remain good friends."