>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.