Naomi Campbell has revealed she bulk buys hazmat suits on subscription “fair and square”.
The 50-year-old supermodel - who wears the disposable suits while travelling during the coronavirus pandemic - confessed she felt she was being accused of stealing the PPE equipment from hospital when she was first pictured wearing one at an airport in March.
Campbell told the Wall Street Journal: “I bought them in bulk and I bought them on subscription, so they keep coming. There was one point when my subscription hadn’t come because they’d run out, and I panicked, even though I wasn’t going anywhere.
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“It was funny because when I first wore one people were like, ‘She should give that to the hospital. Why’s she stealing?’ They were acting like I was stealing supplies from the hospital, like sneaking in Manhattan and going to the hospitals and stealing their supply. That’s how it felt when I was reading it. So I started answering back, saying, ‘I got it on Amazon! I got it on Amazon!’
“I bought it fair and square on the internet.”
The British actress, author and businesswoman has always had a very strict hygiene regime when travelling - which has begun to look a lot less unusual since COVID-19 spread across the globe.
She revealed it was fellow supermodel Lina Evangelista advised her to stock up on hazmat suits at the start of the pandemic.
Hazmat is short for hazardous material and the disposable, whole-body protective suits are most often used by emergency and medical professionals.
Campbell revealed she is donating one of her hazmat suits to the Fashion Museum Bath after they asked her if they could have it for a new exhibition.
She said: “I was surprised. I was like, ‘Really? Why would they want that?’ But that’s what they want.”
In July 2019 Campbell shared a YouTube video revealing she wears face masks when travelling on aeroplanes, along with rubber gloves, and thoroughly disinfects her seat before flying on an aeroplane.
She said: “This is what I do on every plane I get on, I do not care what people think of me - it’s my health and it makes me feel better.”
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