Kate Moss has opened up about her early days of modelling and has admitted that she did not always feel comfortable having to pose topless. In fact, the supermodel says that she “did not like it at all”.
“There was pressure to pose topless,” Moss told Megyn Kelly on her talk show (via People). “I worked with a woman photographer, Corinne Day, and she always liked me with no top on. I did not like it at all when I first started.”
Moss explained that because she had worked with Mario Sorrenti on so many occasions, who was both her boyfriend and a photographer, she was used to stripping off for the camera, but that didn’t mean that she enjoyed it.
“Mario was my boyfriend so I was kind of used to it, but I still was always like, ‘Can I just put some clothes on?’ But that was the job and so we just kind of did it.”
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Moss was famously scouted at JFK airport in New York when she was aged just 14. Now that her daughter, Lila Grace Moss Hack, is a teenager, she says that she would not let her pose topless, but she will support her if she does want to follow in her footsteps and become a model some day.
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“[Models these days] don’t have to do it if they don’t want to do it. I wouldn’t let my daughter do it. I look at her now and she is 15 and to think I was going topless at her age, it’s crazy.
“But it’s up to her [if she wants to model]. I am leaving it up to her. I will support her obviously. I will be her momager! She can if she wants to. I will support her in anything she wants to do.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.