The well known tension of the two super models have made a return to the headlines. Tyra Banks recently admitted that she feels “very threatened” of the ebony goddess Naomi Campbell. In Paris, Tyra felt that she did very well but then all of the praise and attention was diverted towards Naomi Campbell.
The press has always considered Naomi and Tyra to be rivals even though they have never formally met before. It used to be considered that 1/10 successful super models are black. Tyra Banks claims that she feels Naomi is that one successful black girl and she is not. Both of these women have had to overcome racism from within the fashion industry. Some events would only want one black model in their runway and would leave the other out to dry.
Naomi Elaine Campbell is a famous black model from the United Kingdom. She had started her career at the age of 15 and is one of the most famous models during the 1980’s and 1990’s. She has also dabbled in other ventures such as producing her R&B-pop album and appearing in many television programs and movies. She has been featured in the modelling competition reality show The Face as well as similar spin-offs from around the world.
Naomi has been involved with various charity groups and has founded her own called We Love Brazil in 2005. Her charity is dedicated towards ending poverty in Brazil by selling the fabrics made by Brazilian women. In 2007, she was named an ambassador of Rio de Janeiro due to her charity efforts for Brazil.
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