Don’t call her that! Naomi Campbell doesn’t think she is an icon

Supermodel Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell doesn’t think she is an icon.

The 49-year-old supermodel will be honoured at the British Fashion Council on Monday (December 2, 2019) where she will receive the award for Fashion Icon, and although she is “blessed” to be considered, Naomi doesn’t believe she is an icon.

“Does it come with age and how many years?”

— Naomi Campbell

She said: “It’s an honour to be called it, it is. I don’t think of myself as an icon, but I respect and am very honoured to receive and blessed that they consider me to be one. Does it come with age and how many years? Possibly, right? So is the word icon associated with age? Is it? Is it for longevity?”

The supermodel and actress insists she just likes what she does.

She explained: “I’m not trying to compete with anybody, I just like what I do and I don’t do the same thing every day so it’s a bit of a mix-up, and I like it that way.”