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    Supermodel Naomi Campbell Reveals How She Faced Discrimination In Her Career

    Naomi Campbell is not a new face in the fashion industry. But she is a legend who has made milestones on the runway, an original supermodel from the 90s. Starting her career in the entertainment industry at the age of eight, Campbell went on to make many firsts in the fashion world. But her fame did not come without consequences.

    Campbell is one of the highest-paid supermodels in the world. Regarded as one of the six supermodels of her generation, the 53-year-old still appears for luxury fashion brands. The actress with a net worth of $80 million, is actively involved in philanthropic work. Here’s more about Naomi Campbell and how she faced discrimination as she strode through the industry.

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    Naomi Campbell Opens Up About The Discrimination In Fashion Industry

    Naomi Campbell
    Naomi Campbell

    The trendsetter Naomi Campbell rejoined the supermodels Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista for the British Vogue cover recently. It was during a conversation among the stars that Campbell pointed out the discrimination that she faced at the early stage of her career. “Why was it that I was doing the same job as my colleagues and had to take less money?” the English model had questioned. She revealed the fact that she was being paid less despite being a top name in the industry. 

    Naomi Campbell was a name that ruled the runways but still, she found that she never got any ads. “Why was I booked for the shows but not the ads? I was not close-mouthed,” the activist said. “I have taken a backseat from the fashion world and now only driven by seeing that opportunities are being given,” the mother of two added. However, Campbell was always in the good book of Gianni Versace and Isaac Mizrahi, which hiked her position in the industry. 

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    Naomi Campbell Expresses Gratitude To Her Fellow Supermodels

    Naomi Campbell
    Naomi Campbell

    Nomi Campbell at eight appeared in the music video of Bob Marley’s Is This Love. At the age of 15, she appeared on the cover of British Elle. However, appearing on the cover of French Vogue in 1988, the model became the first black model to appear on the cover. But it was Yves St. Laurent who had forced the publication to put her on the cover. 

    Naomi Campbell is thankful to the models who worked with her. “There was a sisterhood there, defined by caring and loyalty: when one is down you pick the other one up,” the style icon said. The supermodel recounted the days when she appeared on the cover of Vogue together with other supermodels in January 1990.

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