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In a mini-tell-all in today's Telegraph, Premier Model Management agent Carole While spills the beans on representing supermodels Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell during their headiest heydays—the 1990s, back when models dominated the magazines and fashion and beauty campaign billboards.
"These girls were a real phenomenon," White tells the Telegraph, "they were earning up to £300,000 for a campaign. Very few models make that sort of money now because the industry has changed; actresses started wanting to do the campaigns, having refused to before for fear it might harm their careers."
White also dishes on Campbell's infamous habit of arriving fashionably late:
Christy and Naomi are very different characters. Christy was a dream, very professional and calm, whereas Naomi was less disciplined and used to get me into trouble. Mostly it was because she was late, but sometimes she just didn't turn up. I used to lie to her about what time she had to be at a job, but she soon worked that out, so I had to lie further. If the call time was 10am, I would tell her it was 8am so she would think it was 9am, but I still had to cross my fingers that she'd be on time. She missed planes too. Once after she missed a flight to Austria I had to organise a private jet to get her to the job because the money was so huge she had to be there.· Carole White recalls happier times with Naomi Campbell [Telegraph]