Naomi Campbell pararangalan ng British Fashion Council
Ni Ruel Mendoza
Pagkatapos ng pagiging supermodel nang ilang dekada, ni-recognize na ng British Fashion Council ang outstanding contribution to the industry ni Naomi Campbell. Gagawaran nga si Naomi ng Fashion Icon Award sa magaganap na Fashion Awards 2019 on December 2.
“This is a very emotional award to me, I feel blessed and humble. I would say an icon is someone who has a special aura, but also a presence and wisdom. I have always strived to give people from all backgrounds, all colour and cultures, courage through my words and my actions,” sey ni Naomi.
Nagsimula si Naomi sa kanyang modeling career sa edad na 15. Nadiskubre siya sa kanyang school sa Covent Garden at kinontrata siya ng Synchro modelling agency.
“I used to have to fight for the same fee as my white counterparts doing the same job. It’s still not balanced completely,” sey pa ng 49-year-old supermodel na tinatag ang Diversity Coalition campaign in 2013 to eliminate racism in fashion.
Heto ang mensahe ni Naomi para sa lahat: “Don’t be afraid to speak out about issues, especially when you come across things like inequality and racism. Make sure your voice is always heard. At the same time, stay focused on whatever you’re doing and give the very best. However big or small the occasion, you never know who is out there.”