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Naomi Campbell on Never Achieving Victoria's Secret Angel Status: They 'Could Not Afford Me'

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Naomi Campbell may have made her name as a supermodel back in the ’90s, but she’s still one of the most in demand women in the business to this day. There’s pretty much no fashion achievement she hasn’t attained and no runway she hasn’t walked, but in a recent interview with
The Sun
the model finally revealed why you shouldn’t hold your breath to see her included amongst the ranks of Victoria’s Secret Angels.

Naomi Campbell Victoria's Secret
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Just to clarify, many models get the chance to walk in the lingerie brand’s annual runway spectacular, but only a small, even more elite group are handpicked to become certified VS Angels. Angels, like Candice Swanepoel or Alessandra Ambrosio, are charged with not only wearing underwear better than any human has a right to, but also representing the brand at events, starring in the print magazine and fronting campaigns. While Naomi has taken her turn on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk plenty of times before, wearing those wings with ease, she told
The Sun
, she’ll never be an Angel because they simply, “could not afford me.”

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While the OG super doesn’t confess exactly what ballpark her VS asking price might fell into, considering her new coffee table retails for a staggering $1750, we have a feeling if she were to be given the starring lingerie-clad role she so deserves she might end up single-handedly bankrupting the brand.

Do you think Naomi should lower her fees and finally become a Victoria’s Secret Angel? Sound off below!

–Emily Kirkpatrick