Cara Delevingne’s dad Charles has revealed his famous daughter’s name was inspired by a budget airline’s in-flight magazine.
The property developer, 72, would fly to Dublin regularly with Irish airline Aer Lingus, and would often read their in-flight magazine, which was entitled Cara.
Charles told The Irish Times that he became fond of the Latin name – translating to ‘friend’ – during his regular flights to Dublin with the airline.
Wow! Cara Delevingne’s dad Charles has revealed his famous daughter’s name was inspired by Aer Lingus’ in-flight magazine titled Cara (pictured in 2018)
He explained: ‘I remember I used to go backwards and forwards to Dublin a lot and the name of the Aer Lingus magazine was Cara. I loved the name.’
He added: ‘She is very well known. I’m sick to death of everyone saying, “You’re Cara’s father.”‘
Sadly, Cara magazine is no longer, as the publication folded last year due to the collapse in airline travel.
The magazine had the most expensive advertising rates of any Irish magazine and was published eight times a year .
Surprise: Sadly, Cara magazine is no longer, as the publication folded last year due to the collapse in airline travel
News of Cara’s unusual namesake comes after the supermodel gave a raunchy insight into her sex life.
The model, 29, spoke with Sarah Hyland and comedian Whitney Cummings as part of the Ellentube series Lady Parts in an episode called The Joy of Sex.
Discussing her one-off fling, she said: ‘I’ve had like one one-night stand when I was a lot younger but I remember the spontaneity off it.
‘The person I was with, we were playing music for three hours. I was on the drums, he was on the guitar and then we swapped.
‘Then he was going to drive me home and we had sex in the elevator. I mean it was so sexy. It was amazing. It’s not that I didn’t like him, I had met him that day or whatever and was like, ‘This is crazy.”‘
Discussing self-pleasure, she said: ‘That was the worst thing growing up. You’re shamed for masturbating. I remember the pool jet was probably the first. I would hump a teddy a bit too long.
Hilarious: Charles joked he’s ‘sick to death’ of everyone saying that he’s Cara’s father (pictured in 2021)
‘I remember being in a sandpit and building a sand castle in my underwear and just sitting on it and being like, ‘This is nice.”‘
Cara said she no longer watches porn and doesn’t think much of it is ‘healthy’, adding it is mostly presented from the male point of view.
She said: ‘I don’t watch it anymore. I think it’s fascinating but it’s never done from a woman’s point of view. Now, more people are doing that but at least when I was growing up, it wasn’t healthy.’
She said: ‘That’s the difference between having sex with men and women. I feel like women have sex for a lot longer.
Candid: Cara Delevingne has revealed intimate details about her sex life, saying she has only had one one-night stand and also discussed her experiences with self-pleasure
‘When I discovered tantra, as in the act of so much more foreplay and kind of paying attention to the rest of the body as much as you pay attention to your genitals. It’s so much more deep and beautiful.’
Elsewhere during the candid discussion, Cara said she didn’t lose her virginity until she was 18.
She said: ‘I didn’t get confident in sex until way later, but I also didn’t ever ask for what I wanted for so long.’
Candid: Charles certainly kept his earplugs in when the supermodel admitted she once had a one-night stand in an elevator
She also she discussed people being ‘conditioned’ to make certain noises during intercourse – something she likes to abstain from.
‘It’s way more interesting if you have an orgasm and you don’t… because I remember after being conditioned to think, ‘This is the noise that people make,” the supermodel explained.
‘And I remember stopping making any noise or trying to really maintain it and it’s so hot when you just try and not make any noise and feel it way more. It’s like, ‘whoa!”
Discussion: The actress spoke with actress Sarah Hyland (top left) and comedian Whitney Cummings (bottom right) as part of the Ellentube series Lady Parts in an episode called The Joy of Sex