"I Owe My Life To Gay Men" - Naomi Campbell Speaks Out At Red Carpet Event 7 years ago

"I Owe My Life To Gay Men" - Naomi Campbell Speaks Out At Red Carpet Event

Naomi Campbell turned out to the annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards and expressed her support for the LGBT community on the red carpet. 

Speaking to GLAAD reporter Claire Pires for their all access video series, the supermodel revealed her answer to the token red carpet question of 'why are you here?'

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"'Why shouldn’t I be here?' If it wasn’t for gay men I wouldn’t exist. Hair, make-up, designer, photographer, stylist, manicure, hair-dresser, I mean, I just wouldn’t exist", Campbell said.

"I owe my life to gay men. And it’s just what I’ve grown up with. It’s my family," she continued.

Campbell, who also spoke about her upcoming role on FOX’s Empire, believes that "LGBT culture and fashion go hand in hand" and promotes more diversity in the industry.

"I encourage even more diversity in the fashion world, that includes welcoming trans models to the runways.

"Much love Lea T and also to Carmen Carrera. She’s in the fashion magazines W, Italian Vogue and also just to note the recent Barney’s campaign. The truth is, LGBT culture and fashion go hand-in-hand. They flourish in light of making bold and brave statements."

Watch the interview in full below: