Supermodel Naomi Campbell has pulled out of a job hosting a reality modeling competition on British TV. Last month, a rep for the mean-spirited catwalk maven confirmed that Naomi was in discussions to front the next season of Britain’s Next Top Model. However, Naomi’s potential new gig fell through after talks between the network and the 39-year-old star broke down last week, The Daily Mail online reported Sunday.
Naomi was “really excited” about the prospect of reviving her career with a turn on TV, but pulled out because she couldn”t reach an agreement over logistics or the amount of time she would have to commit, industry insiders say.
The show is being toted as an extension of America’s Next Top Model and Canada’s Next Top Model, hosted by modeling legend Tyra Banks and makeup artist extraordinaire Jay Manuel, respectively.
“The producers felt the last series wasn’t taken as seriously as the American version because presenter Lisa Snowdon just couldn”t carry it off on her own,” says a spy. “What was missing was a real diva supermodel, a British equivalent to US host Tyra Banks,” the source added.