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Naomi Campbell Actually Does Not Like the Word "Supermodel"

“It was coined by whatever losers.”

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Naomi Campbell Actually Does Not Like the Word "Supermodel"

“It was coined by whatever losers.”

Having worked in the industry for three decades, Naomi Campbell has been deeply immersed in the ebbs and flows of modeling. Her career saw a lot of firsts as a black model before fashion’s made vast improvements, although there’s still more work to be done. “I’m very optimistic about diversity because I know I’m never going to shut up about it until the girls get better,” she said. “But I feel it’s going to be a good season.” Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 4 show might be proof of that.

The longevity of Naomi’s reign continues as she was dubbed a supermodel long ago — but that title is actually one she isn’t too keen on, to be honest. She told the New York Times:

It’s used way too much. And I laugh. I just laugh. We never called ourselves that. It was coined by whatever losers, but I never called myself a supermodel. It’s always been a very competitive career. It’s hard work. It’s a discipline — taking care of yourself inside and out.

Regardless of what she calls herself, Naomi will always be queen.

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