In an interview on the Scandinavian talk show Skavlan, 'America's Next Top Model' star Tyra Banks got v. deep about her lingering fear of Naomi Campbell.
Despite being drop dead gorgeous and arguably one of the most successful models of her time, Naomi has a bit of a rep for not taking anyone's sh*t and if her timeline of shady diva moments are anything to go by...we wouldn't want to have ANY bad blood with her.
There was definitely love lost between Tyra and Naomi in the 90's when the media was on a mission to pit them against each other.
"I got to Paris and it was very difficult. I did very well, very fast, but then the industry was saying, 'Look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks,' 'Naomi Campbell sit your butt down, this younger one is coming to take your place," Tyra said.
"It wasn't fair to Naomi, but her response, to this day, I'm very scared of her."
While Tyra fully understands why Naomi wanted to claim back her crown, clearly her behaviour wasn't exactly the stuff of BFFs.
"I don't want to dig too deep into the past, but it was very difficult. Some of the lowest times of my life dealing with that," she said.
"I don't condone her actions and her response, but I understand where it comes from, because the world is saying you're not gonna have your spot, we're gonna take your money, we're gonna take your fame, go sit down, there's somebody else...She reacted strongly, but I kind of understand where that was coming from inside of her."
It's a battle of the beauties! Fingers crossed Tyra and Naomi can eventually bury the hatchet and be best friends once again.
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