Hard to be a “supermodel” when you can’t walk straight…
Naomi Campbell does not approve of the title supermodel.
“I would never call myself that,” Campbell tells the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “I don’t have any superhuman powers.”
The 41-year-old stunner also expressed pleasant surprise that designers still want to work with her after so many years in the business.
“It’s always surprising to get asked to do a job I did 20 years ago,” she says when asked about her recent Roberto Cavalli campaign. “I’m very blessed, and I know that.”
Throughout the interview, Campbell reveals a much more warm and humble persona than is typically associated with her. Several friends attribute the change to the model’s sobriety. But while Campbell won’t comment on that development, she does explain of her past behavior, including assault charges, “Look, you have to make mistakes. That’s how you learn and that’s how the world works. I’ve made a few.”
So what does Campbell want to be called if not a supermodel?
“I like words like ‘transformation,’ ‘reinvention,’ and ‘chameleon,’” she says. “Because one word I don’t like is ‘predictable.’”
Oh Naomi, we’re quite sure that “supermodel” is not the worst thing someone has called you.