She has a reputation for being a woman you wouldn’t want to cross. Naomi Campbell is not as tough as you think.
But according to Naomi Campbell in her new show The Face she’s there to help and advise the wannabe models.Naomi certainly wanted to get that message across as she put on a show of solidarity among her new show’s co-stars at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Monday.The glamorous panel featured models Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, as well as host Nigel Barker and Shine America president Eden Gaha.The 42-year-old British supermodel, however, took center stage wearing a white halter top pant suit with flat strappy sandals, along with heavy sets of bangles on each wrist.
The presentation featured a clip of the show in which a tearful Naomi embraces a contestant who didn’t make the cut.’It was an emotional journey for me,’ Naomi said. ‘It hit me about the fourth or fifth day in that I wouldn’t just be coming into the room and telling the girls what to do.’I made it clear to all of them that I was there for them. It was a big learning curve for me.’I’ve been asked for the last 12 years to do television,’ Naomi revealed, adding that what she liked about this project ‘was the whole thing about mentoring.
‘I’ve been working 26 years, and I do feel like I have something to share.’The Face has obviously been compared to America’s Next Top Model, but there are differences.On The Face, the panel of models don’t judge and instead it’s the ever-changing roster of clients and fashion brands who choose the winners.Naomi is well aware of the headlines she caused following an alleged November assault in Paris.Two men on motorcycles tried to get away with her handbag as she sat waiting in a taxi.Nothing was taken, but after the tussle Naomi was spotted in a wheelchair wearing a brace.
When Naomi limped on stage for the panel discussion it caused quite a flurry of questions.’I had an injury with my knee, and I am on the mend,’ Naomi calmly replied. ‘But I cannot discuss any further because there is an investigation.’Naomi didn’t get off to a great start on The Face either, with clashes reported between her and 24-year-old Canadian Coco over the latter’s A-type personality, according to the New York Post.’There were some issues with Coco being on time and Naomi not being on time,’ a source told the Post’s Page Six.Coco is also a Jehovah’s Witness and doesn’t drink, which is the opposite of Naomi’s bad girl persona.Host Nigel has helped to calm those ruffled feathers while Karolina is trying not to get involved in the fight, according to the Post. – DailyMail