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Model behaviour

9 Aug

The last fortnight has not been a good one for supermodels. Not only did Gisele Bündchen announce that mothers should be made by law to breastfeed for 6 months, but Naomi Campbell (trumping Gisele) has been the star turn at a war crimes tribunal contradicting everything the other witnesses say (allegedly). Yes, she’s at The Hague – apparently some chap has been accused of heinous crimes against humanity but you’ll have to turn to page 25 of your paper to read about that. That’s right, page 25 – right after the latest Jordan story (no, no, not the Middle East) and a couple of pages before the little bit about the floods in Pakistan.

Don’t get me started on Gisele. Enough to say that she backtracked as fast as you can say ‘formula milk’ and I doubt she’ll ever be able to set foot safely in a Mothercare again. Naomi, on the other hand, hasn’t yet backtracked and is digging herself such a hole that she may well soon unearth her very own blood diamonds.

Unsurprisingly, a Google search on ‘stupid quotes by supermodels’ brings up a fine selection. My favourite is from Cindy Crawford:

 

“They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind.”

Gosh, we all know that feeling. I imagine Emily Davison was thinking the same as she lay on the racetrack at Epsom in 1913. (“Forget the vote! Does my bum look big in this??”) Linda Evangelista of course wouldn’t get out of bed for less that $10,000 a day but she gave another pearl of wisdom that all the Naomis and Giseles out there should pay heed to:

“I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don’t have to speak.”

Hear, hear.

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