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 aged 15, but was only allowed by her mother to begin working in the fashion industry shortly before turning 18.
She says, "My mother said no initially and understandably so. But a month before my 18th birthday she said, 'Okay, you can go and do this shoot.'
However, Campbell insists the new guidelines should only be exercised on a case-to-case basis.
She adds, "If your child is healthy and buxom and you think that she's able then it's really up to the parent. But I understand why these rules have been enforced."