Naomi Campbell's former agent spills the beans
There doesn't appear to be a reconciliation on the horizon for Naomi Campbell and her former agent, Carole White, who testified against the supermodel in the 'blood diamonds' war crimes trial of Charles Taylor. White has given the Daily Mail an interview, saying that the two "no longer speak... at all."
Despite claiming to love Naomi, White believes she isn't the girl she once knew. "The industry and the lifestyle changed her. At 16 she was mixing with actors, make-up artists, hairdressers, and they were all older than she was. In those days, it was always Concorde, you know? She became used to a luxury lifestyle, and once you're used to that you don't want to go back to economy. So money becomes important and your gauge of what's valuable is different, because you're staying in suites, you are meeting presidents such as Mandela and Clinton, tycoons such as Philip Green, and so everything is not normal."
White is about to become more well-known with a new Channel 4 documentary series titled The Model Agency set to hit screens soon. As a fly-on-the-wall look at the often tough world of modelling, why did she agree to be filmed?
"Because it shows fashion is a business when people think it's a game. If you get it right you can make pots of money, and have an incredible lifestyle. I know models who speak three languages, they see the world, they do get an education. It's better than working in Tesco; you can do great things."
As for what girls she looks for, White doesn't mince her words: "I now look for girls with breasts, and that is something we wouldn't have countenanced ten years ago. Our biggest demand in the past two years has been for a D cup, but obviously you have to have a really fit body. Now, we talk to our models about nutrition, make sure they have a personal trainer. Even our language has changed. A decade ago, we would have just said: "Don't eat!"
The Model Agency will screen on Channel 4 from February 23.
[via Daily Mail]