Naomi Campbell has described herself as ''a work in progress'' but insisted she refuses to ''live in regret'' despite making ''mistakes''.
Naomi Campbell has admitted she is ''a work in progress''.
The 43-year-old supermodel is pleased with how she's grown as a person and insisted while she makes ''mistakes'' - she has several convictions of assault - she refuses to ''regret'' anything.
She told The Guardian newspaper: ''I'm a work in progress. But yes, I'm happy with the way I am now. I'm very observant and very instinctive.
''In life, you have to have the vulnerability to accept when you are to blame. And I do have that and I am open enough to say it.
''I've made mistakes. You know all that stuff, I'm not going over it again. And I admit to them, but I don't regret anything. I don't live in regret.''
While she described herself as ''loyal'', she admitted she can be ''bossy'' and extremely competitive.
She added: ''Am I bossy? Absolutely. I don't like to lose, and if I'm told no then I find another way to get my yes. But I'm a loyal person. And I'm generous and I don't bulls**t.''
Naomi insisted there is a mental strength needed to succeed in the fashion industry, and 'The Face' judge wants to teach young hopefuls the same sense of discipline.
She explained: ''You have to be able to take direction, you have to be always watching your composure, your attitude. But you have t be able to hold on to your own personality, too.
''That's the part you can't teach. On the show I tell my girls - this is a competition. You know what? You don't want to get so comfortable that you forget that, because you need to always be competing. You're not here to make friends.''