Saturday 16 December 2017

Iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell never planned a career on the catwalk

Brtitish model Naomi Campbell
Brtitish model Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell "never dreamed" of becoming a model.

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."

PARIS, FRANCE: British top model Naomi Campbell presents a black stretched velours catsuit with a shawl in the colors of the British flag created by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel during the 1994-95 Fall/Winter ready-to-wear fashion collections 10 March, 1994, in Paris. (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

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