‘Making the Cut’ Judge Naomi Campbell Reveals What Inspired Her Nearly 20-Year Routine of Wearing Protective Gear for Travel
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has long been wearing protective gear when traveling, something many others are now doing amid the coronavirus outbreak.
"Extra's” Renee Bargh FaceTimed Naomi, who has been “doing it for, like, 17-plus years.”
Campbell, a self-described germaphobe, explained, “Wearing a mask, I've been wearing [one] for over 20 years… I used to work in Tokyo a lot, I used to do a lot of work in Japan, and so I was influenced by it. And I thought, 'Wow, that's so right what they are doing.'”
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Naomi is staying busy, promoting her Amazon Prime series “Making the Cut," with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, on which 12 young designers compete to launch a fashion line that will be sold on Amazon. She dished, “It was fun to be a part of something that I love, when someone is getting the opportunity of their passion and their dream to perfect their skill.”
Campbell said she is impressed with the designers' work, saying, “There are some great designers there with some great creativity who I think will be around for a long time to come.”
Naomi is quarantined in New York City, the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S. She shared, “I'm a New Yorker. I live here, I'm not a born-and-bred American citizen, but I consider myself a New Yorker and we will stick together and get through this, and I am actually happy that I am here.”
“Grateful just to be opening my eyes every morning and waking up. I created some routine because that's what I need, and I'm loving changing the beds and all of that — it is so therapeutic,” the 49-year-old added.