International supermodel, activist and philanthropist, Naomi Campbell, announced the “No Filter with Naomi” series over a week ago and for Wednesday’s episode she sat down with her “daughter” Adut Akech as the two caught up on lost time and talked about the industry.
For her sit down with Naomi Campbell, Adut Akech starts off with how many shows she walked in during the last fashion season before the novel coronavirus shut down the world. Adut then went into how she was encouraged to go into modelling by her teacher when she was twelve, how she idolized Naomi, Victoria Secret and fell in love with fashion in the same period.
Naomi and Adut first met in 2017, on set, shooting the 2018 Pirelli calendar with Tim Walker and Edward Enninful. Ever since that time, the pair affectionately refer to each other as mama and daughter and Naomi has served as Adut’s mentor and guide.
Naomi, who just marked her 34th year in the industry went on to congratulate Adut on her five Vogue covers in September 2019 and says that moment has to be recorded in the Guinness World Records. Adut later shared that besides working with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, she also wants to do her own personal charity works.
On diversity in the industry, the pair reminisced about the times they have been rejected because of the colour of their skin and how magazines have incorrectly named models. Adut then advised young girls to believe in their dreams and passions without forgetting who they are as they stay true to themselves.
The chat session closed off with Adut reminding people to stay at home and be positive during this quarantine and lockdown phase as they also spend time thinking about improving themselves and doing better when this is all over. How’s that for a model piece of advice?
Watch “No Filter with Naomi” with Adut Akech here…
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