February 18, 2013 12:00 PM

>WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO DO THE SHOW?

I’ve been asked to do TV for many years and said no. What attracted me was the mentoring. I’m a tough-love coach, but I have 26 years under my belt to share. I want them to know how real it’s going to be.

AND HOW REAL IS IT?

You have to have thick skin. It’s physically and psychologically hard. Team Naomi [on The Face] are not here to make friends, they are here to win.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE FACES IN MODELING NOW?

I love Jourdan Dunn’s face; beautiful, like a feline. I’m into Ajak; a lovely new girl Cara Delevingne; and of course Kate Moss.

WHAT WAS THE BEST PART OF YOUR SUPERMODEL HEYDAY?

I was dressed up every day, hair and makeup done. We were quite spoiled, really. I am truly not good at doing my own hair, because we always worked with such great professionals.

YOU’RE 42 NOW. DO YOU WORRY ABOUT AGING?

I don’t think about age, I just think about doing.

—RAHA LEWIS

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