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Naomi Campbell Is Not a Supermodel, Says Naomi Campbell

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"It was coined by whatever losers..."

These days, the word "supermodel" is tossed about as cavalier as that other backhanded compliment paid to women at the top of a certain field, "diva." And noted supermodel Naomi Campbell will have none of it.

"It's used way too much," La Campbell told The New York Times. "And I laugh. I just laugh. We never called ourselves that. It was coined by whatever losers, but I never called myself a supermodel. It's always been a very competitive career. It's hard work. It's a discipline--taking care of yourself inside and out."

Remember when some reporter had the audacity to ask Naomi about Kanye West-Kardashian and Kim Kardashian-West's Vogue cover?

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This recent shade is that comment times, like, a billion. But can you blame Naomi Campbell? I mean, you can for any number of things--just ask Mia Farrow about the damn blood diamonds--but can you blame Naomi Campbell for not subscribing to the whole "supermodel" thing?

After all, she's not one of these Insta-thots running around with their filters and their reality shows and their numerousVoguecovers. She's a professional and she has had dinner with Nelson Mandela, thank you very much.

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And as for that "loser" to whom she's referring--that would be former America's Next Top Model judge Janice Dickinson, who--according to former America's Next Top Model judge Janice Dickinson--coined the term "supermodel."

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She did not.

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