It’s official and the fashionistas are “reyy-teee” for the legendary and iconic model Naomi Campbell to grace them with her first-ever MasterClass.
In the online class, the model who has been the face for almost any luxury clothing brand you can think of, including Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent and Commes de Garcon, will share her almost four decades of experience working in the industry, as well as teaching students how to face rejection, boost confidence and stand out from the crowd.
“With this MasterClass, I wanted to share some of the invaluable information my 36 years of experience have taught me,” she told FORBES in an interview. I’ve been a model for many years, but I’m also an actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Self-confidence has been the common thread throughout all my evolutions. That’s what I’m teaching in this class: belief in oneself and the fearlessness to go after what you want. I want to continue the tradition of mentorship by becoming a mentor myself.”
When asked what is one thing she wished she had known earlier when her career first started, she replied “there isn’t any particular lesson. We all going through our journey of life, and I live and watch, learn and take notes, and try to apply them in the way that works best for me. This class doesn’t discriminate and is for everyone to feel good about themselves.”
The 52-year-old British bombshell added that the class is not just for models, but for anyone who wants to learn how to build a reputable brand, whether it’s in entrepreneurship, philanthropy or working a corporate job.
“My MasterClass is not just about wanting to be a model; it’s a process in terms of how you want to carry yourself. It’s for that everyday person, whether you are in the industry or not. It is for everyone. This class is about personal empowerment and authenticity, the capacity we have to command a space, the influence to redefine society’s standards of beauty, the impact of our voices advocating for others, and the influence we have on those who come after us. Whether you have the confidence or not, you just appear to have it. You have to go with the correct intention for you and what you are doing.”
When it comes to pursuing dreams, the mother of one says that exceptionality and accepting distinctiveness will take you far.
“Never let anyone erase who you are because uniqueness is what makes you special,” Campbell said. “I want people to feel comfortable in their own skin and to find their narrative that explains them.”