It would be ludicrous to question Naomi Campbell‘s staying power in the fashion industry.
Naomi has consistently held a lucrative modeling career and even today at 42 years of age, she is still giving the camera every bit of fierceness possible. Factor the cameras for her new reality show The Face into that equation, and we almost have a supermodel overload.
On the heels of the premiere of her new reality show alongside model mentor CoCo Rocha, Naomi proves that she still has all the modeling chops she had over a decade ago.
For their February issue, ELLE magazine tapped the beauty’s talents for a killer high fashion spread and an accompanying interview in which Naomi speaks about her anger issues of the past and her current relationship with longtime rival Tyra Banks.
On her beginnings in the modeling industry:
“When I first got Yves Saint Laurent Couture, I didn’t know how to take off a cape. I would ask Katoucha and Dalma — the real divas of the runway — ‘Can you show me?’ I’ve never been afraid to ask for help. I care for my girls. Every single one of them. I’m not here to put anyone down.”
On her longtime feud with Tyra Banks:
“I don’t watch the other reality model shows. I’ll never have anything to say. If you ask me about Tyra Banks, I’m proud of her as a woman of color. She’s given girls opportunity, and God bless her.”
On the cell phone throwing incident of 2008:
“It’s part of my history. I was remorseful and regretful. I’ve served. I did that time. And I never want to be in that position again.”
Check out Naomi working it in an array of high fashion designs in the gallery above.