ENTERTAINMENT, LIFESTYLE

Naomi Campbell says ‘no’ to twerking

March 12, 2014

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Airing Friday, March 21 at 11 am ET on SiriusXM Stars, Ch. 106

Supermodel, activist, and executive producer Naomi Campbell recently stopped by SiriusXM to chat with iconic fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg about body image, season two of her TV series The Face, and her twerking abilities (or lack thereof).

With such a long-lasting career, it seems like there’s nothing Campbell hasn’t done. So when asked what’s in store for her future? “I’ve always spoken about children so many times in my interviews… so yes, I do want to have a baby–whether I’m with a man or not,” said Campbell.

When asked about her thoughts on the younger generation’s obsession with texting and twerking, Campbell said she realizes we live in a world full of social media–but don’t expect to see her twerking on Youtube any time soon.”I don’t know how to twerk… I don’t think I wanna know how to twerk, and I don’t think I’m ever gonna be shown an example on how to twerk,” Campbell said.

Campbell also shared her thoughts on the fashion industry and the bad rap it gets for hurting women’s body image, a criticism she disagrees with.”Times change, designers make clothes in a different way… you can’t blame our industry for the body type of women,” said Campbell.

But it wasn’t all fun and games at this Town hall. President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Von Furstenberg made it a point to to tell one of Campbell’s mentors and former supermodel Bethann Hardison, that she had won a CFDA award.”I want to tell you before the world knows… I will break the rules… Bethann Hardison was just told by me that she is getting a CFDA award,” said Von Furstenberg.

The DVF Awards, created in 2010 to recognize and support women who are doing extraordinary work to transform the lives of other women, was inspired by Diane von Furstenberg’s mother’s story of survival. Diane was moved to honor women who have had the courage to fight, the power to survive and the leadership to inspire others around the world. Each year, five awards are given to women who display these qualities and have used their experiences to advance the future of women everywhere (past recipients include Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Robin Roberts, Jaycee Dugard, Elizabeth Smart, Natalia Vodioanova, etc). Honorees receive a $50,000 grant in support of the organization with which they are affiliated from The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation to further their work – this year’s DVF Awards will take place on Friday, April 4 at the UN. Specifically, the People’s Voice Award recipient is selected by popular vote (currently taking place on www.dvf.com/dvfawards) and the winner is chosen for her incredible work helping women in a given area (e.g. female trafficking, domestic violence, exploitation of women globally, etc).