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Saturday 20 December 2014

Campbell: Cara is not new Kate Moss

Naomi Campbell mentored Kate Moss when she was starting out as a model
Naomi Campbell mentored Kate Moss when she was starting out as a model

Naomi Campbell has said Cara Delevingne is not the new Kate Moss, because there is only one Kate Moss.

The supermodel was asked by the Mail about the recent comparisons between party-loving Cara and her pal Kate, but insisted they could not be compared.

Naomi said: "Cara is Cara Delevingne, Kate is Kate Moss. People are just saying that because she is the same height as Kate. But there is only going to be one Kate Moss. Kate is an icon."

''Cara may become an icon: who knows how long she wants to do it for?" continues Naomi. "It has just begun for her and she is doing amazingly well... I was actually asked to speak to Cara, but I don't know her very well."

''I've met her a few times and she's been very pleasant. I haven't spoken to her properly yet. For me the timing has to be right.''

Which makes us wonder what exactly Naomi wants to say to her. But it doesn't sound all that bad, at any rate.

Naomi, 43 has been mentoring aspiring models on new reality TV show The Face, and revealed she had first looked after Kate, 39, when they were supermodels in the 90s.

Naomi said: "I love mentoring young girls. I've always been like that. When I told Kate Moss about the show, how I was mentoring these young girls, she watched the US show and then she said, 'Naomi, I was your first.'

''It's true. I looked after her when she first started out; she lived with me in New York. She was amazing already: she had the book, she had the jobs, but I'd tell her what people were like, how she should be with certain people.

''We're still good friends. All of us [supermodels], we've all stayed close, we're all still there.''

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