Naomi Campbell owns charming, flexible catwalk steps like a four-legged beast, so it is known as “Black Panther” in the modeling world. At her peak, in the fashion industry, Naomi was the queen of the jungle. Every media campaign, every show wishes to have her nod. No matter how much she scolded and made many demands, people still welcomed her like a queen.
But that was before Tyra Bank showed up. “The old bamboo shoots grow” is an extremely popular thing in the modeling world, however, the “her” media of course does not miss this opportunity to “add salt and salt” to the relationship between the two beauties. , from which to weave the book “Legendary Drama”, which becomes the story of “Tea Duu Hau” in the fashion world from year to year.
“God gave birth to Naomi, why gave birth to Tyra”, at that time, the press competed with each other to pull up titles full of “cà khà” smell, bringing down seniors, such as the fact that Tyra Bank was only a few weeks old. Just a few more pages will usurp Naomi Campbell’s #1 black model. Or the story that “Black Panther” is old and should take a break to make way for the younger generation. When it came to her ears, Naomi of course couldn’t let those predictions have a chance. Without delay, she immediately took action to protect her unique position.
Specifically, Naomi quickly issued an ultimatum to the fashion houses she worked with to declare that they were not allowed to invite Tyra Bank to the show she was at. As soon as she saw Tyra’s shadow anywhere, Naomi would immediately leave. With their power, the fashion houses have no other choice, all unanimously sided with “Black Panther”.
So, poor, innocent Tyra Bank was invited back five times seven times without knowing why. At the climax of Versace’s show, Tyra was chased back by Gianni Versace herself even though she had finished dressing and makeup.
Tyra later shared, “It’s sad that the fashion industry and the press can’t accept that more than one model of color is emerging at the same time.”
The peak of the bullying was in May 1992. The story goes that, at that time, Naomi and Tyra together posed for the cover of American Vogue on a yacht. Tyra got seasick and vomited everywhere. Naomi in her sweetest voice came to ask about Tyra.
Naomi “happy” asked Tyra: “Hey, they’re going to dress you up as me.” Tyra didn’t fit either: “Back in Los Angeles a lot of people mistook me for you.” Naomi always screams like a beast “I know, you’re going to take my place.”
Soon after, Tyra was kicked out of the photo shoot because Naomi didn’t want a clone standing next to her. Naomi replied, “This is completely made up, I can’t push a person into the set.” Later, Tyra Bank even made an episode of American’s Next Top Model to mock about being bullied by seniors.
Although the later stage, when everything is over, Naomi and Tyra have made up and resumed their close sisterhood, the audience knows that “one mountain cannot have two tigers”, surely behind the mechanical smile of both, they are only face, but it is difficult to agree.