Fashion

Saturday 26 July 2014

Iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell never planned a career on the catwalk

Published 27/03/2014|11:13

  • Share
Brtitish model Naomi Campbell poses during a photocall for the TV show "The Face" as part of the MIPCOM audiovisual trade fair on October 8, 2013 in Cannes, southeastern France.  AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Brtitish model Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell "never dreamed" of becoming a model.

  • Share
  • Go To

The 43-year-old is one of the most high profile and recognised supermodels in the industry.

But starring on the catwalk was never something that interested her growing up.

"It was not something I dreamed of, I have to be honest," she told Extra. "I wanted to be a dancer and follow in my mother's footsteps."

During her childhood, Naomi lived in Rome where her mother Valerie worked as a modern dancer.

After returning to London, she was accepted into the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts when she was ten years old, where she studied ballet.

"I tap, I do ballet, I do jazz," she added before showing off some moves to host A. J. Calloway.

Naomi was also on the show to discuss her hit modelling show, The Face.

She does not go easy on any of the wannabe models on the programme.

"I'm a very strict mentor, I like my girls to write everything down," she explained.

"People think that to be a model is just to be famous but it's not about that, it's a lot of hard work."

The US show is on its second series and also features model Anne V as a mentor, with Naomi admitting the wannabes face a hard time.

"We have great brands, great challenges," she said. "It's tough, very tough. You really see the girls who really want it."

51607846.jpg 

Read More

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Editors Choice



Also in Style