Naomi Campbell is one of the most well-known supermodels of our time, and with 30 years of runway experience under her belt, the 45-year-old British beauty knows a thing or two about the industry.
So when Sway Calloway brought up the recent controversy between Cheryl Tiegsand Ashley Graham (you know, when Tiegs criticized Graham’s “full figure”) during the model’s appearance on Sway in the Morning today, Campbell expressed that a beautiful woman like Graham should be able to model regardless of her size.
“I would never make a comment like that. I think it’s way too personal. I don’t know what Ashley eats and that’s not necessarily because you’re bigger than me, you’re eating tons of food. I’ve got tons of friends who are bigger,” she said.
“It could be a hormone problem. I don’t think Ashley’s big like that. She’s not a beast. I think sometimes our bones are bigger and we’re just built that way. That doesn’t mean we’re fat. I wouldn’t comment on someone’s size. I just think it’s wrong. I think she’s a beautiful woman, regardless what color or creed. She should be able to model.”
Campbell, who was promoting her upcoming book The Art of Beauty, also discussed the ongoing rumors that there was a romance brewing between her and Hollywood hunk Idris Elba. And while some of us may ship this so hard, the supermodel says there’s nothing but longtime friendship there.
“I don’t know why [people thought we were dating]. Because I’ve known Idris for like for 10 to 15 years, 15 years. And when he takes a picture of me on my fashion events for my charity, no problem there,” Campbell exclaimed.
“All of a sudden, bing-bam-boom, we’re a couple. It’s craziness. I mean we are very good friends. And I’m so happy for all the success he’s having because he’s bloody brilliant. He deserves it. I’m sorry he didn’t get that BAFTA, he deserved that BAFTA in England. But you know, he’s my friend. I trust him. We have a great friendship. I mean, I’ve never had the press push me to be with someone and it’s so wrong (laughs). I love him as a friend dearly. I always will. So that part they got right but they got it in all the wrong context.”