Naomi Campbell claims she 'wouldn't exist without gay men'

The model voiced her support for the LGBT community, attributing 'hair, make-up, designer, photographer' to gay men.

Helen Nianias
Sunday 13 April 2014 10:17

Naomi Campbell has said that she "wouldn't exist" without gay men ahead of her new acting role.

Speaking on the red carpet at the GLAAD awards last night, the supermodel said: "When I got on the red carpet people said: 'Why are you here?'

"I said: 'Why shouldn’t I be here?' If it wasn’t for gay men I wouldn’t exist. Hair, make-up, designer, photographer, stylist, manicure, hair-dresser, I mean, I just wouldn’t exist.

"I owe my life to gay men. And it’s just what I’ve grown up with. It’s my family."

Campbell, who is set to star in musical TV drama Empire, added: "I encourage even more diversity in the fashion world, that includes welcoming trans models to the runways.

"Much love Lea T and also to Carmen Carrera. She’s in the fashion magazines W, Italian Vogue and also just to note the recent Barney’s campaign. The truth is, LGBT culture and fashion go hand in hand. They flourish in light of making bold and brave statements."

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