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Supermodel Naomi Campbell says this phobia keeps her healthy

Naomi Campbell (Photo Credit: Splash News)

Naomi Campbell disinfects her seat and wears a mask when she flies.

The 49-year-old supermodel carries a pair of rubber medical gloves and a pack of Dettol wipes in her handbag when she travels on an airplane because it’s become her ritual to clean the seat, tray table, television remote, window shutter and armrests around her before she’ll sit down as she’s worried about infection.

Speaking in her YouTube video, which documented her journey, Campbell said: “Dettol wipes. Clean everything you touch. Anything you could possibly touch. All this stuff [scrubbing the remote control that is attached to the chair], anything that you put your hands on. This is what I do on every plane I get on. I do not care what people think of me. It’s my health and it makes me feel better.”

Once she’s made sure the area around her has been cleaned of any potential germs, Campbell will pull out her seat cover and tuck it under the grooves.

She explained: “I change them every week. I buy them at the airport, they’re always hand-washed at every hotel I go to then I switch out. They have different colors, colors that make you happy.”

But before she’s ready for takeoff, the brunette beauty will whip out her face mask to protect herself from breathing in any illnesses from other passengers.

She said: “I will then eventually end up sitting like this [with her mask on] for the whole entire flight. No matter what plane you take — private or commercial — as the plane descends people start coughing and sneezing and the coughing and sneezing makes me … I just can’t so this is my protection from people’s coughing and sneezing. I mean, as much as I travel, I should get sick so much more with colds and stuff and I’m blessed that I don’t. I really think this helps me.”