I suppose it takes a whole lot of confidence to get butt booty n*aked for the world to see and it appears that Naomi Campbell has plenty of that. The 43-year-old supermodel recently stripped down to her birthday suit for a photo shoot with Interview Magazine. This of course wouldn’t be the first time Naomi flaunted the goods for fashion’s sake, but for some reason, the shock never really seems to wear off. Check out some interesting highlights and photos from the shoot below.
On having family-like relationships with the movers and shakers of fashion:
“Yes. I love the relationship that I have with Azzedine, with Donatella, with Stefano [Gabbana] and Domenico [Dolce], with Marc Jacobs, with Anna Sui. When I started out modeling, there weren’t casting directors and there weren’t stylists, so you just dealt directly with the designer. We were all much closer back then—we had direct communication with each other, and we all hung out when we weren’t working. Obviously, now that’s changed, but I believe I’ve kept it that way.”
On how young models of today are different from how she was:
“I feel that I’m talking to someone who’s in a totally different place from where I was when I started modeling. I was fortunate enough to have the wonderful designers and amazing photographers around me, and editors that I knew, and if I wanted to ask a question, I asked them. So that gap has broadened a bit.”
On confidence being a requirement for her job:
“They always say, “Fake it till you make it.” [laughs] No, I’m determined, and I’m passionate and driven about whatever I commit myself to do. If I don’t know something, I’m going to ask, and I’ve got no problems in asking questions. I never have. People ask me, “Are you nervous when you go on the runway? You don’t look it.” Yes, I am.”
On initially being apprehensive about reality TV:
“The word reality scared me. I just looked at reality as everybody follows me around with a camera, and I’m not that kind of person. I fought for my privacy in England. And I didn’t see another way it could be done. So when this opportunity came up through Elisabeth Murdoch and her company Shine, to be an executive producer and actually be part of the show, I liked the idea because I like the word mentor. I don’t want to judge someone. I like sharing my knowledge with my girls, and anything they ask me I’ll try to do to help them. Any of my real friends who know me, know that’s how I really am.”
Turn the page for photos from the shoot.