Quotes by: Naomi Campbell
Campbell at the 2015 Baile da AmfAR
||Naomi Elaine Campbell
22 May 1970
Streatham, London, England
||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
||New York Models (US)
Untitled Ent. (Acting)
I'm not angry. And I don't like the thing of the 'angry black woman,' either.
I was born in London and raised in Rome until I was 4. Then we went back to London, where I went to school.
What I like about gyrotonics is you feel like you really elongated yourself for the day... As we all get older, everything changes and moves, and there's natural ways to exercise. I think it's important, and I think it's something that can help keep things in place.
I would ask my mother to show me how to walk - and she did show me. That's why I think it's funny when people say, 'Did so-and-so teach you how to walk?' And I always say, 'You must be talking about my mother, because it was my mother who taught me how to walk.'
I'm very observant and very instinctive. In life, you have to have the vulnerability to accept when you are to blame. And I do have that, and I am open enough to say it.
Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue... and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.
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.
What makes a person is the ability to look at themselves and deal with their own lives.
I don't work out as much as I should, but I do believe that it's a healthy mind as well as a healthy body that keeps me fit, sound and calm.
Well, in brief, I was discovered by a lady called Beth Boldt. She had also been a model. She used to take pictures of the girls she found, and she took a picture of me one day in my school uniform, and it all kind of started from there.
I like the men to wear the pants. I don't want to wear the pants. I like men who know what they want, know what they're doing, make their own decisions... As much as I like to be the controller, it's not in my best interest.
The worst was when my skirt fell down to my ankles, but I had on thick tights underneath.
The chocolate and crisps come in at times. You have to allow the little things that make you happy. I'm not extreme about what I eat.
I love England, especially the food. There's nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.
I started this charity, Fashion for Relief, in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina happened. New Orleans was actually the first place I visited in the United States. It was one of my first big jobs, a shoot for British 'Elle.' It was April 14, 1986.
I loved watching so many of the great designers I've worked with do what they do. That's why I'm still loyal to the designers that I've known since I was 16.