Naomi Campbell forever Bigger and Better – What’s next with the model and how can she help new up-and-comers in her shadow

We Go Again

Naomi gets show after show, cover shoots editorials and even more opener and closer for major fashion shows; gets paid by the step; she really is the worlds most famous and in demand model ever.

Naomi is the worlds most top super model and she deserves all the success she has, as a black model out of London who was loved by Gianni Versace (God rest his soul) and more But was boxed out by the industry in the late 80’s and 90’s.

Now she gets her comeuppance it’s astounding how she’s made it back, such a triumph fo her Recently just done a Cover Shoot with Vogue having done well over 20 already – shared and solo – quite the feat.

I know no other model will ever reach her level or close to it, maybe just in my lifetime. I just want to know what’s next, as a black model that was almost boxed out by the industry because of her “attitude” will she do the same, will she feel for all the black models that aren’t getting all the looks they deserve

I know many supermodels that I have advocated for like Adut and Anok even Jourdan another British model that I thought was on the rise for supermodel status in 2014 but now it seems like she’s more influencer online personality. Still quality models doing great things but I’m sure there’s so much they could learn from Naomi.

Nothing tells me any girl wants to be a supermodel like Naomi I’m just thinking about what they can learn as a black model navigating the industry like Naomi did.

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Where are all the black supermodels under 25

We go again,

I’ve had this on my mind for a long time, I felt if I didn’t speak about it the topic would just play on my mind forever. This isn’t a slight piece or coming from malice or loathe of what we have but from a place of wanting and asking. Considering the climate I would think it wouldn’t be hard to receive.

As the September issues came out and I’m seeing all these beautiful black women on the covers I said something to myself ‘these are all entertainers’ – it’s a weird thought I know but rock with me – as I look at the beautiful imagery I thought not one of these women are models in the conventional sense, good looking? Yes. But no models. Then I scrounge for a super model in this climate I can point to that is put on a pedestal like Aunty Naomi was in the 90’s. And that made me also realise something, Naomi is the go to black super-model for most campaigns.

I have yet to see a youthful black girl who has been given the attention and opportunity that Naomi has been given. I cannot see it, I have not been privy to it. It’s even silly to compare it to the white & Asian counterparts alike, the super-models there are clear.

I’m talking for black girls and the culture in general I want to see more black women that have had to achieve extraordinary things to get on these covers but ones who are very beautiful very poised and highly trained, the resources are there the models even are, the opportunities for them to shine just are not.