Supermodel Naomi Campbell on diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry

Model Naomi Campbell soaks up some sun (Via @iamnaomicampbell Instagram)

Naomi Campbell is a “big germaphobe” at the airport.

According to the 48-year-old supermodel’s fellow “Star” actress Ryan Destiny, she wears a face mask and even covers plane seats with napkins if she thinks they’re too “dirty.”

Speaking to the New York Post’s Page Six column, she said, “When she goes to the airport, she does the whole nine, [even wearing a] mask. She puts napkins down on the entire seat if she feels it’s dirty. I totally understand because the airplanes can be pretty dirty.”

However, Ryan added that Campbell’s self-care regime keeps her smelling “really good.”

She said, “But she also always smells really good. It’s the essential oils she uses.”

Campbell is one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities. She has seen her star rise and rise ever since she made her catwalk debut in the 1980s, and she recently reflected on her rise to the top of the industry at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York.

After collecting the Fashion Icon Award at the ceremony, she said, “I was told many times that I couldn’t do certain things because of the color of my skin.

“I let it drive me. And of course I’m human, and I found it hard at times not to take it personally. But I stand here today as a proud woman of color, and I will continue to push for diversity and equality in this industry.”

In recent years, Campbell has seemingly taken a more active interest in political and social issues.

But the fashion icon explained that she’s always taken an interest in a range of issues, even though it’s not been apparent to the public.

She shared, “I’ve been doing this since 1993. I have many hats that I like to wear and do.

“England it seems always has to put me down to do one thing or another. This is equality, why can’t a woman do more than one thing.”



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