Naomi Campbell may no longer be cracking skulls with Blackberries and posting positive affirmations every morning on Twitter, but apparently she’s not whispering sweet nothings to her fellow judges on her new reality show. According to Page Six, Nay-Nay is beefing with the other two models on the fashion-competition series The Face. Must see TV?
Page Six claims:
A catfight has erupted behind the scenes of Naomi Campbell’s catwalking-competition show, “The Face.” Sources tell Page Six that Campbell and co-hosts Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova are bickering backstage while shooting the upcoming Oxygen series, leaving Nigel Barker as mediator.
“Nigel is the only one who gets along with everyone,” said a spy. “He’s been left as the host and the referee. You’ve got three models, all at different stages of their careers and different ages, and they are really not getting along. It’s a competition show, and none of them are used to losing.”
Another source says of the infamously tetchy Campbell: “Naomi doesn’t have to have a reason not to like somebody. She just doesn’t like certain people.”
The source adds that Rocha’s goody-two-shoes personality and Campbell’s bad-girl swagger clash like oil and water, and that the younger Rocha’s the odd model out in the mix.
“There were some issues with Coco being on time and Naomi not being on time and Coco getting annoyed,” a spy said. “Coco’s a Jehovah’s Witness, and she believes in being correct and polite and being on time. She doesn’t drink. She’s super straight-laced. So it’s been a real mess between [Coco and Naomi].”
Barker was overheard talking about the squabbling on the show, which debuts in February, at an Edeyo Foundation benefit at Pink Elephant to send holiday gifts to children in Haiti.
Barker and Kurkova have both tried to remain neutral, like the show’s “Switzerland,” a spy says, but Campbell’s made it difficult not to pledge allegiance to her.
“Karolina knows how to deal with Naomi. She’s known her for a longer time,” the source says. “Coco clearly knows Naomi doesn’t like her. Naomi’s tough. If you are not kissing her ass, you are dead.”
Campbell tweeted ominously yesterday: “I don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends I can be certain of.”
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