Wednesday 22 October 2014

Naomi Campbell denies bullying Russian model on The Face

Alice Newbold, Telegraph.co.uk

Published 05/02/2014 | 11:50

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  Naomi Campbell poses in the winners room at the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 22, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Naomi Campbell

"I don't wanna be friends with my girls," Naomi Campbell professed of the wannabe models she mentored on the inaugural UK series of The Face.

As the second series of the reality modelling TV show prepares to air in the US, it appears the Streatham-born supermodel has come unstuck for the strict comments told to her catwalk protégées. (You can see the calibre of her outbursts here).

Russian contestant and former gymnast, Kira Dikhtyar, has told Page Six that she is still recovering from her time on The Face under psychiatric supervision.

"She's an amazing woman, but it's very hard to work with her," Dikhtyar confessed after filming. "She put all her [negative] energy on me. I'm still recovering. The network is still paying for my psychiatrist."

Campbell, who is known for having anger-management issues, has denied all bullying accusations, with a spokesperson for the model releasing the following statement,

"Her allegations are absurd. We're sorry Kira is unwell and we hope she gets the help she obviously needs."

The second US series of The Face airs on Oxygen on March 5

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