It’s no secret that Naomi Campbell has suffered from hair loss from years and years of extensions.
She has been photographed throughout the years with bald patches on her head, leaving fans very concerned about what’s going on underneath all the wigs, weaves, braids and extensions.
Well now, in a very candid interview with ES Magazine, the supermodel has cleared everything up about suffering from centrifugal cicatricial alopecia – something very common among black women…
“I lost all of it with extensions,” she said in the interview. “I am more careful and I do different things.”
When asked about whether black women’s hair is as much of a political issue now as it was back when she was first starting out, Naomi cleared that up too…
“Everybody in the world wears wigs,” she says. “It doesn’t matter anymore. I do what I want, or whatever the job calls for.”
We wouldn’t expect anything less from the iconic supermodel.
And speaking of Naomi Campbell when she was first starting out – and noticeably the only supermodel of color – we’re delighted to find out that she is still campaigning with veterans Iman and Bethann Hardiso to keep black and Asian models on the catwalk, in magazines, and in ad campaigns…
“The reason why Iman and Bethann and I open our mouths for girls like Jourdan Dunn is because we don’t want them to be affected as we were,” she added.
“There are a few shows that didn’t use black models at all,” she said about the recent show during Fashion Week. “So I will not be wearing their clothes I can tell you that.”
Well said, Naomi Campbell! You can read the rest of her interview – which also includes her thoughts on British Vogue’s new editor, with whom she is pictured at Monday night’s Met Gala – here.