Naomi Campbell Wants the Magazine Covers Back

The famed supermodel has signed on to find the next great beauty on Oxygen's 'The Face.'

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Singers, performers, and actresses should watch out: Models want their magazine covers back.

It was 1998 when Time magazine declared the end of the Supermodel era. Over the last decade, actors, musicians and others celebrities have taken over the magazine stands. But, one of the most iconic members of the 80s and early-90s supermodels, Naomi Campbell, says it's time to change that.

“Of course, we want the magazine covers back. Of course, we do,” Campbell told Celebuzz. “There are less covers for the girls out there who are the new, young, trendy girls. She’s got more to compete with and there are only a certain amount of covers they’re going to give a model a year. Before, you had models twelve months a year.”

Campbell wants upcoming models to reclaim the print modeling industry, rather than just be a face on the fashion runway.

“When I started modeling, there was a separation of girls that did shows and girls that did print. And my generation did both. That’s when it changed," she says of how she and others like Christie Turlington, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford changed the fashion world.

With 26 years of experience, she is now the executive producer for Oxygen’s new reality competition show, The Face. The competition features up and coming female models who are all trying to be the next face and spokesperson for a nationally recognized brand. Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha will join Campbell as mentors on the show with former America's Next Top Model judge, Nigel Barker, hosting.

Campbell hopes the show will be a segue into the next Supermodel Era and is preparing her girls for just that. “I’m a tough love coach," she told us.

"I give encouragement and praise to my girls, but I also tell them when things are not right and they need to change them,” Campbell continued. “I don’t want to candy coat anything for them. They need to know the truth, because we’re not going to be there holding their hand when they go into the real world.”

The Face premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 9PM on Oxygen.

Do you think this show will be a game-changer for the modeling industry?

Additional reporting by Michelle Carlbert.

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  • Alison
    Alison

    I agree. I have been saying for years that I want the models back on the covers. And in advertising. Or at least stop having reality stars on the covers.

  • Toni
    Toni

    Well if the magazines in question focuses on fashion more than gossip I feel Naomi is right.

 
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