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Your Black Barbie Could Never: Naomi Campbell Is Still #SlayGoals



Your Black Barbie Could Never: Naomi Campbell Is Still #SlayGoals

Fun fact: I work alongside a supermodel, and can tell you firsthand to believe the hype. They really are that preternaturally beautiful, have clearly never experienced inner-thigh chafing and seemingly possess some sort of vampiric-level knowledge of how to eternally slay. And I can’t even be mad because they’re so mesmerizing to look at.

So I suppose I should’ve been prepared for Naomi Campbell’s appearance in the February 2018 issue of Love magazine. But trust: I was not ready.

euniting with photography team Mert and Marcus, the legendary supermodel and actress stuns on the cover in a snakeskin-embossed dress designed by her late friend and mentor Azzedine Alaïa, whom she also discusses in the issue, which hit stands Jan. 24. I think it’s safe to say of Campbell that, at a still taut and toned 47, they just don’t make them like this anymore. I’m just going to start calling her “the Last Unicorn.”

While Campbell has already had a Barbie made in her likeness, no doll could possibly compare to the real thing. Forget #BodyGoals and …

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