Naomi plays dominatrix in the current issue of Interview Magazine, posing for a murderous photo shoot, while talking to the magazine about being a role model:
I make many mistakes. Many mistakes. So I always get nervous when people speak about something that sounds like a role model, because I don’t know if I’ve been a great role model myself. I don’t think I have in certain aspects of my life.
… Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista the freedom fighters:
There were certain designers who hadn’t used models of color in their shows, and Christy [Turlington] and Linda [Evangelista] said to them, ‘If you don’t take Naomi, then you don’t get us.’ My friends and comrades stuck up for me. That doesn’t happen in fashion.
… being a supermodel:
None of us actually cared about this word Supermodel… But what we did like was being together… We would all have our rooms next to one another – It was like a dorm on tour.
… and regrets:
I’m not going to wallow in self-pity and not live my life. There are always going to be some falls in life for everybody, no matter what career you have. You have to roll with the punches and keep going.
You hear that Melyssa? Russian GQ also recycled Naomi’s naked shots from Russian Vogue earlier this year for their cover. Check out the cover and more photos from the Interview shoot below.