Naomi Campbell was all smiles as she dished to the breakfast club whether or not she’s ever starved herself, if girls need plastic surgery to become successful models, and how she keeps her body right and tight. She also revealed whether photos that surfaced of her recent hair loss upset her.
Peep the highlights:
On rumors that models starve themselves
You know, I have Jamaican-Chinese heritage. I love my food. And no, I’ve never- you know I came [in the industry] with group of ladies. Linda, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Stephanie, and that just was not [it]. We were friends, we loved each other and we loved to go eat with each other. That was not a part of that era.
On how she stays fit and trim
I actually studied dance since I was three years old. And then I have to be honest for many, many years, I did nothing… I mean, I work out now. I do like yoga and Pilates but that’s it. I’m not somebody who likes “gym-gym.”
You do Kegels?
He’s saying like your vagina exercises
OMG, you’re going there so early. Well you know what, I would call that more kama sutra, wouldn’t you? It’s sounds much more like an elegant way to say it.
On How She Feels About Models Today
I think everything has to evolve, it’s a business and times change. And I think that, I will say this- you will never get six or seven of us together like we were. That won’t ever happen. You’ve got Giselle, you got Joan Smalls, you got Jourdan Dunn and you’ve got these beautiful girls like Riley Montana that are coming up. And I support all of the young black models today. And that’s why Bethany and myself have been doing and speaking up for balance diversity in the business.
On Young Girls Who Feel They Have to Get Plastic Surgery to Get in the Game
Listen, I have a scar. I had a scar on my upper right lip since I was three years old. And I mean, when I first came to New York, my agent said to me at the time we have to get that done and my mother said ‘No.’ And I’ve never had it done. And makeup will cover it and that’s the way it is. I think if you want to get plastic surgery for yourself personally, that’s up to you and do whatever makes you feel good. But to do it for a job? No.
I personally don’t want to go under the knife unless I really need to or unless it’s like some surgical emergency. But that’s just my opinion.
Charlamagne: Now what about social media and the internet world. Do things bother you? Because I remember this one time there was a picture of you on the beach and you didn’t have any edges.
It doesn’t bother me. Social media is like press and I have thick skin. I actually like social media, it’s fun I learned how to put a tweet out and an Instagram out.
Listen, I don’t wake up looking like how ‘Renee’ [my makeup artist] makes me up every day.