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I love India as there are many strong women here: Campbell

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supermodel Naomi Campbell today said she loves coming to as she feels the country is home to many strong women, who contribute a lot in the quest of gender equality.

The 47-year-old fashionista, who was in the capital for the HT Leadership Summit, said, "I love it here. There are many strong women here."

Campbell also recalled choosing Aishawarya Rai Bachchan as the winner of Miss World contest saying she was the most "stunning" of the lot in 1994.

The actor-model said as woman of colour her aim has always been to encourage diversity in showbiz as well as various other fields.

"When I started in 1986, there were runway and magazine models. My group of girls, we became the bridge of mixing the two and were thus called 'supermodels'.

"It's important as a woman of colour, to represent: Campbell talks about diversity in the industry," she added.

Campbell said her mother is the biggest source of "physical and mental strength" for her.

"My life with her was minimal. Since she was a ballerina, I was raised by a nanny. My mother sacrificed a lot for me," she said.

Campbell was in conversation with one of India's first supermodels Milind Soman.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 20:00 IST