Supermodel Naomi Campbell featured in the September Issue of Paper Magazine as one of the “100 Beautiful People”. The immensely popular model who broke many grounds in the fashion industry spoke to the magazine about her early years as a model, how she stays relevant three decades after and her transition into television.
Speaking on what has changed in the fashion industry: “For shoots, we used to have these amazing trips, and now it’s just get there and start, in and out. Time is just… shorter. I still have to deliver my end of the stick, and I love what I do and the enthusiasm is the same”.
On young models looking up to her for guidance: “If a young model asks me for advice or if I can help them, I will. I’m very much supportive of young artists, young photographers, young models. There is nothing wrong with sharing; I think you should. And I never do it expecting anything in return.”
Speaking on being able to transition from modelling to acting: “Models used to get a hard time when they wanted to cross over into something else. And to be so supported, I really didn’t think that would happen. I feel very blessed for the opportunity to be able to express myself in a different way.”
Campbell has starred in Fox’s Empire, American Horror Story and model competition series The Face. Just a few weeks back, Campbell released a two volume coffee-table book titled Naomi Campbell.
To see more of her interview with Paper, go here
Hair: Cyndia Harvey & Jennifer Lil Buckley
Makeup: Alex Babsky
Nails: Nickie Rhodes-Hill
Digital Tech: Matt Coats
Photographers: Adam Kaniowski & Lars Bronseth