Sources: Cocoa Fab – By Courtney Willis | All Things Michael
Naomi Campbell is a veteran in the entertainment and she’s showing no signs of slowing down.
The supermodel turned actress recently opened up to Sway on Shade 45 about everything from the fashion world to her friendship with Michael Jackson.
When it comes to diversity in fashion, she says things have definitely improved since she started her career.
“It’s getting better. You know I was here with Beth Ann Hardison who is like my second mother and Beth Ann has taken on this amazing challenge of diversity balance and Iman and I have stood by her. We’ve chosen to stand by her because we feel like we are the two that can speak out with her. The others shouldn’t because they are still working in the field and even though I am still working in the field I feel like I have to help the younger ones underneath me and get them a chance too,” she said.
“It’s like you go forward an inch and then go back a quarter. Yes, there are better quality models of color but you still have to keep talking, got to keep mentioning got to keep reminding.”
She also reminisced about her friendship with Michael Jackson.
“He’s so amazing. I miss him so much. He was very professional, very professional like a perfectionist. Every beat, every move to every beat in the song, I mean He knew what he wanted. But then also he was this amazing man-child at the same time,” she said.
See 6:50 – 10:06 for the conversation about Michael
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