STRONG: Naomi Campbell
NAOMI CAMPBELL insists that Jamaican women are sensitive, despite often being portrayed as “tough” individuals.
The British supermodel, whose Jamaican mother Valerie is a former dancer, says that her Caribbean heritage is important to her, and she feels that the softer side of Jamaican women is rarely portrayed.
“Jamaican women... we’re known to be very strong women but we’re also sensitive too,” the 41-year-old told The Voice. “The image out there of Jamaican women is that we’re strong, tough women [laughs]. That image is real but it’s a surface thing; deep down we are sensitive too.”
MUMMY'S GIRL: Naomi with mum, Valerie
Despite her love for her culture, the British beauty admits that she once had a fear of Bob Marley’s dreadlocks. Campbell experienced an early taste of fame when she appeared in the reggae star’s Is This Love video when she was just five years old.
But in tonight’s (Sept 28) documentary CNBC Meets Naomi Campbell, the star reveals that she was initially frightened of Marley’s hair.
“I was afraid because I thought his hair was worms or snakes and I didn’t want to go near him," Campbell said. “I was like: ‘No, no, no, no, no!’”
CNBC Meets Naomi Campbell is on tonight at 10pm
Don’t miss the full exclusive interview with Naomi Campbell in The Voice, out tomorrow (Sept 29)
COVER STAR: Naomi on the front cover of tomorrow's Voice