“It’s about time. It’s 2017, so for all those who are doing it, congratulations. The world is moving so quickly, and you’ve got to move with it.
Naomi also talked briefly about being a Black woman in modeling and how she sometimes had to get creative to find makeup that worked.
“In the beginning it was hard, but I’ve got thicker skin than that. Yes, I overheard certain conversations about me, but I’m not going to make excuses. If they didn’t have my make-up shade, then we’d find a way, we’d mix the colour. You’ve got to work hard no matter what. I kept my head down and got it done.”
“These young models come up to me with the same problems and I do get sad about it but I just share whatever information I can to steer them in the right direction. I remember when I was younger going into London and only being able to go into two counters to buy make-up of colour. So I tell new models, ‘You have to find a way, and if that means you have to bring your own foundation shade, then bring your own, because that’s what I had to do’.”