Now we all know Naomi Campbell has a tendency to really speak her mind, and this week, when discussing the phenomenon of IT-Girls and Instagram’s influence, the infamous stunner delivered a slight snub – sad news for any Insta-girls (as Vogue coined them) hoping for the model’s approval.
Talking to The Meredith Viera Show about her own rise to fame and how it compares to that of the likes of her younger model colleagues, such as Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne’s, the beauty said;
“It’s amazing. I mean, good luck to them. I just feel my generation of women, like Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Claudia [Schiffer], we had to earn our stripes and take our stepping stones to get to where we have gotten; to accomplish what we have achieved to this date.
I kind of feel like, ‘My God, we’ve worked so hard and we are still working at it – then it just comes like that for them.’ But I sometimes believe easy come, easy go. So I am actually grateful for the way I had my career. I wouldn’t want it any other way. So that’s for them, this is me.”
Dubbed one of the original ‘Supers’ of the late ’80s and ’90s, who became household names without the exposing aid of social media and its various platforms, Ms Campbell is probably not too far off the mark when she implies it was more difficult for her generation of models to reach supermodel status with the masses.
But, while we at SPICE continue to digest Naomi’s point of view, we’d like to offer our condolences for all those famous, Insta-ready faces out there who may be weeping into their selfie right now, having heard they don’t have the legendary model’s mutual respect or following.
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