Naomi Campbell: I’m Not Proud of What I’ve Done
The supermodel says she’s surprised she’s still alive.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Naomi Campbell may be known as the world’s most volatile supermodel, but she’s trying to reform her hard living ways. Naomi, who will hit the big 4-0 in two months, opened up to the Daily Mail’s Live magazine to reveal her regrets.
“I thought I’d never actually make this birthday,” Naomi says. “I’ve had times when it was hard for me to look at myself in the mirror, because I didn’t really like who I was. The period from 1998 until 2005 was very difficult. I had to work out what was important – what I wanted to change and what I wasn’t happy with.”
In addition to anger management issues, the supermodel has struggled with alcohol addiction, and says she continues to attend AA meetings when she feels she needs to. Despite her diva tendencies (she was nearly two hours late to this particular interview), Naomi says she is changing her ways.
“Everyone knows what I’ve gone through. I’m human, I make mistakes, but I’ve come clean on them all. I don’t deny them. I’ve taken the heat and felt highly embarrassed by a lot of them. I’m not proud of the things I’ve done and the incidents that have happened in my life, and I would never say I was. But I did something about it. I’m not above learning lessons.”
This interview took place just days before a limousine driver accused Naomi of hitting him with her cell phone. News reports were quick to smirk at the incident based on Naomi’s history of hurling her cell phone and throwing tantrums, but the model was later vindicated when the driver recanted his story.
“I’m not perfect. I’m very much a work in progress. But I’m trying. I’m working on my faults. That’s all you can do – work on them.”
What do you think – does Naomi sound like a changed woman? (Daily Mail)