Naomi thinks age does matter

British supermodel Naomi Campbell has urged parents to decide whether their children are adequately prepared to become models, despite a London Fashion Week ban on models under 16.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell has urged parents to decide whether their children are adequately prepared to become models, despite a London Fashion Week ban on models under 16.

The star, 37, was approached by a talent scout at the age of 15, but was only allowed by her mother to begin working in the fashion industry shortly before turning 18.

She said: "My mother said no initially . But a month before my 18th birthday, she allowed me to go and do the shoot."

However, Campbell insists the new guidelines should only be exercised on a case-to-case basis.

She added: "If your child is healthy and buxom, and you think that she will cope, then it's really up to you." - Wenn

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