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Naomi Campbell Calls Out the Lack of Diversity in Fashion Advertising

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She also shared anecdotes about her own struggle to receive equal pay.

Speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, supermodel Naomi Campbell addressed the lack of representation in major fashion and beauty campaigns, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Aside from Tiger Woods and maybe one other, you never see a person of color in a watch campaign or in the duty free," she explained, adding: "Right now fashion shows and ads look much better than it used to, but let's see beauty campaigns," and further stressed the importance of booking models of color as the faces of brands.

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She also shared anecdotes about her own struggle to receive equal pay, saying she had to fight to get the same as Cindy Crawford for her Playboy appearance, and that she used to be paid less than her colleagues like Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista.

Campbell also advocated for a Vogue Africa, to spotlight emerging fashion design talent on the continent, and said: "We shouldn't exclude other countries, they've got talent but we are not letting them in."

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