It’s the fashion model feud
that just won’t die! Tyra Banks
admitted to being still "very scared" of fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell
Tyra and Naomi have a long history together, one lined with drama, catwalks, and more drama! And it was this strained history that Tyra got candid about while she was a guest on Norwegian/Swedish talk show Skavlan.
“I got to Paris [in the early 90s] and it was very difficult. I did very well, very fast. But then the industry was saying, ‘Look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell sit your butt down, this younger one is coming to take your place,’” the supermodel confessed.
“It was really unfair to her because the other models that weren't black, like Kate Moss came up, we were the same generation, they weren't saying, 'Look out Christy Turlington, this cheek bone girl has cheekbones higher than yours,’ she continued. “So, you know, it wasn't fair to Naomi, but her response to this day was… I'm very scared of her. It was very difficult, very, very. Some of my lowest times of my life dealing with that.”
While the 42-year-old didn’t go into too much detail about Naomi’s behavior she admitted to understanding her fellow supermodel’s frustrations.
“I don't condone her actions and her response, but I understand where it comes from, because the world is saying "you're not gonna have your spot, we're gonna take your money, we're gonna take your fame, go sit down, there's somebody else."
Tyra’s recent comments come at a surprise to some as the past rivals supposedly ended their feud in 2013, while taping an episode of Watch What Happens Live.
“She kept saying it never happened and then there was a commercial break and then she came back and said, you know, ‘I’m sorry,'” Tyra said. “And, oh my God, I just cried like a baby. To hear that after so many years of pain and dealing with it publicly … me having to leave agencies because of her … to hear that apology meant the world to me. She has no idea what that did for me.”
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