Naomi Campbell recently faced racism firsthand when a hotel in France did not let her in.

In an interview with Paris Match, the model was asked about the new generations of models in terms of diversity.

The modeling industry has made drastic changes compared to the 90s, but Campbell noted that the challenge will always be there.


In the interview, Campbell explained how she was invited for an event in a hotel, that she did not name, but they did not allow Campbell and her friend to come inside because of her skin color.

She also mentioned that the man at the entrance of the hotel pretended it was full, but let other people in.

The incident occurred during the Cannes Film Festival.

“It’s still not balanced completely,” she told Vogue Australia. “I’m the face of a new campaign and I was told that because of the color of my skin a certain country would not use my picture… For me it was a reality check,” the model continued to say. “I never believe in the hype, so it just kept things in perspective for me. Now I would like to know what models [of color] get the same opportunities and fees in advertising.”

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