Host Charlamagne asked if she would starve herself or purge during her heyday, and Campbell seemed disgusted by the allegations. “I love my food…I came with a wonderful group of ladies, Linda [Evangelista], Cindy [Crawford], Tatjana [Patitz], Christy [Turlington], Stephanie [Seymour] — we loved each other, we loved to go to eat together. It’s not part of our era.”
“The Breakfast Club” crew also wondered how Campbell feels about models and the state of the industry now, specifically if she thinks today’s crop of girls is as beautiful as she and her ’90s peers were. “There’s a change… Everything has to evolve — it’s a business — times change,” she said of the skinnier, less voluptuous models of the moment.
In terms of today’s superstars, she name-checks Gisele, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls, and explains how she’s a champion of the young black models working in the industry. Later in the interview — when asked how she feels about women in music videos and on the web calling themselves “models” — she noted, “The word ‘supermodel’ is used loosely these days.”
Lesson: Karlie, Jourdan, and Joan, you can officially be called supers now. You can continue with your day.