Last year, on New Year’s Eve, Bella Hadid took to Instagram to share an adorable snap of her and her famous brothers tagging Robert Pattinson in the caption. The photo shows the petite American model holding her iPhone with the famous actor’s face superimposed on it. It was a fitting end to what had been an eventful year for the star. Not only had he split from his wife, but his world was turned upside down when his former girlfriend, the stunning model and actress Cara Delevingne, began dating him. The two have been inseparable ever since. It seems like Cara’s influence is all over the place in 2013. From her impeccable taste in fashion to her dedication to the welfare of animals, Cara is making quite an impact. Even more surprising is the fact that the relationship has been entirely positive. Wherever Cara goes, life seems to improve for everyone around her. From a fresh start for the actress in LA to a new collection for Christian Louboutin, it has been a year of growth and positivity.

Pattinson’s Biggest Successes

Despite the drama of the last year, Robert Pattinson has continued to be a force to be reckoned with. Far from being affected by his celebrity, he has used it to his advantage, cementing his name as one of the most influential faces of the upcoming generation. According to Google Search volumes, he has risen to the top of the search list with the biggest gains made by those searching for “robert pattinson movies” and “robert pattinson photos”. With his breakout performance in Dark Shadows, the results are there to see. The actor starred in and co-produced the expensively themed horror film alongside Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. His role as the infamous vampire, Barnabas, was not one to forget, particularly as the part required him to don a prosthetic fangs. The search interest for “robert pattinson” increased by 83% in the month after the film’s premiere. It is clear that the interest in the 29-year-old is not just limited to his acting career. Fans are interested in everything about him.

Forbes recently valued his brand at around $25 million, which is an increase of around $6 million in just one year. Last year, the actor was also ranked as the 6th most powerful celebrity in the world by Forbes, an honour that he has held for several years. A record-breaking 126,000 people applied for the paparazzi-free zone surrounding the star, presumably because of his reputation as an “Internet superstar”. While the number of people that applied for a restraining order against him due to “harassment” was more than double that at 56,000, presumably due to all the creepy stalking that goes on online.

Pattinson’s ‘Dark Shadows’ Co-Stars Talk About the Film’s Impact

The film industry is arguably more integrated now than ever before, meaning that A-list celebrities aren’t kept physically separated from B-list actors. When Dark Shadows was first released in May 2012, the concept of having A-list celebrities act with B-list actors was enough to make anyone gasp. However, the film was a critical and commercial success, proving that audiences will indeed go to see the famous faces on the big screen.

The consensus among those that worked with the actor on the set of Dark Shadows is that he was incredibly professional and dedicated to the material. During an interview with Yahoo!, Lucy Lawless (Shannen), who played opposite him in the film, stated that “he was very much so an example of a superstar, which is really nice to have in the scene, because it’s such a chaotic, busy scene”. Even the director, Tim Burton, who is well known for his oddball sense of humour, revealed that “it was very professional and very funny on set”. While many thought that having A-list stars in B-list movies was a passing trend that wouldn’t last, it appears that they have managed to carve out a unique niche. The success of Dark Shadows proves that there is an audience for these types of films and that famous faces can truly work well together.

As well as impressing audiences with his acting, the British actor has continued to amaze fans with his off-screen antics. In 2012, he was named Entertainment Weekly’s “funniest man on the internet” for his comedy videos, most notably the actor’s infamous dog and child stalker videos. The latter was seen by over 2.5 million people and became an internet phenomenon. It is interesting to see that while some people may have mocked Robert Pattinson before the year was out, he has proven that he is anything but boring. On the contrary, he continues to entertain and amaze fans with his antics as ever.

Why Is Cara Delevingne Dating Robert Pattinson?

Forbes, in their annual ranking of the most powerful celebrities, placed Cara Delevingne at number seven, just below Kate Middleton’s mother, Marjorie Merriweather-Wentworth. In 2012, the 26-year-old model and socialite was named the sexiest woman in the world by Forbes and the most attractive celebrity by Grazia. With her stunning looks and luxurious taste in style, it is no surprise that men flock to the young blonde. She has been linked to men ranging from Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe to tennis ace Roger Federer.

Let’s be honest, at this point, everyone knows that Cara is bad news. Whether it is due to her controversial social media activities or her penchant for attracting famous faces, it is clear that she will never be accepted by society at large.

However, it would be a huge mistake to think of Cara as any one person. The truth is that she is quite an enigma. While she is undoubtedly attracted to fame and luxury, she also appears to have a conscience. The model and actress is dedicated to animal rights and has made numerous campaigns on behalf of Greenpeace and PETA. In 2007, she launched an initiative called “My Favorite Animal” to inspire people to “show[…] love for animals, and [make] a difference”. In the same year, she became a patron of the World Association for Sexual Satisfaction, an organisation devoted to sex education. Most importantly, her Instagram account serves as a source of information for those who need it. The account is an ode to style and grace but also a source of vital eco and animal rights information.

While all this may come as a surprise to those seeking acceptance in normal society, it is clear that Cara’s way of life is appealing to the “in” crowd. In April 2012, after spending a year in solitude following her break-up with actor Leonardo DiCaprio, she resurfaced at a fashion event in Paris wearing an outfit that exposed more than it concealed. The black dress, which was described by one observer as a “boudoir mystery”, triggered a wave of speculation about her romantic status. In the years that followed, she has consistently turned up at high-profile fashion events sporting luxurious ensembles that leave little to the imagination.

While Cara may be keeping quiet about her private life, the fact remains that she and the British actor are deeply in love. The model and actress is one of the most recognizable faces of the moment and continues to rack up the Instagram likes with her constant stream of stylish pics. For someone who has been so public about her dislike for the paparazzi, it is rather telling that she has chosen to be so open about her love for her boyfriend. In a video interview with Paper magazine, Cara said that “I never thought I would find someone who I could spend the rest of my life with”. The couple were first seen celebrating New Year’s Eve together in a beachside villa in St Barts. While some fans may be disappointed that this is the first time that Cara has chosen to make an appearance since her split from DiCaprio, the couple’s secrecy about their relationship may be a matter of personal choice as much as it is a publicity stunt. Whatever the case, it will be interesting to see how this unconventional romance plays out in the coming months and years.