There was high excitement among the students during their visit to hear Naomi Campbell speak at the China Exchange last week. In classic Campbell style she was half an hour late but once proceedings got under way the audience were left with little doubt that she had been worth the wait. Talking in a most articulate way about her now 30 year modelling and acting career, Campbell was humble about her past mistakes, humorous about her still occasional over-tired melt-downs and inspiring about the loyalty of the friends and family that have stuck by her side on her journey. Her final word to the students? “Work hard, don’t take criticism personally and do your best to share your knowledge and expertise with young people starting out in their careers.” Fine advice indeed..
Photo credit: Neil Raja, China Exchange