7 Supermodels With Notoriously Bad Attitudes

Naomi Cambell by Mert and Marcus for Interview

Naomi Cambell by Mert and Marcus for Interview

Earlier today, fashion photographer Bruce Weber revealed that the only model he’s ever kicked off set was (his now-friend) Cindy Crawford–the two were working on a Revlon shoot back in the day and apparently the young supermodel was so rude to the crew that Weber lost his temper and sent her home. Crawford in her ’90s heyday could get away with just about anything, though, so the ejection probably came as a cruel surprise.

Of course, this one little anecdote doesn’t qualify Crawford for the pantheon of models with legendarily bad attitudes–the phone-throwing, trash-talking, always late to everything supermodels like the ones below.

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Few models have earned the “difficult” reputation quite like Gisele has–even the guy who makes the wings for Victoria’s Secret says she’s “always screaming.” Male supermodel David Gandy is inclined to agree.


Miranda Kerr

Though the supermodel is better known for her gentle, quinoa-powered state of mind, “diva antics” allegedly cost her her Angel wings. It didn’t help that her public comment on the matter was that she simply “didn’t have time” for the brand that made her a star.


Tyson Beckford

Who gives a shit what Beckford’s like to work with–being his girlfriend sounds bad enough.


Janice Dickinson

Though she may be the “first supermodel” (according to her anyway), one need only watch Dickinson’s jaw-dropping reality show The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency to confirm… she wouldn’t be much fun as a colleague.

Along the same lines, when Twiggy replaced Dickinson on the judge’s panel at America’s Next Top Model, an outraged Dickinson defended her prior nastiness thusly: ”I was just telling the truth and I was saving these girls from going out there and being told that they’re too short, too fat, their skin’s not good enough. I was to America’s Next Top Model what Simon Cowell is to American Idol.”

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    • Julia Sonenshein

      I love Janice’s “I’m not being nasty YOU JUST CAN’T HANDLE HONESTY” response.

      • Joanna Rafael

        Just bein’ real.

    • Annie

      That’s a lot of attitude from people without any marketable skills that aren’t walking and being pretty… I’ll never understand it. They provide nothing to society except inspiration for body image issues, yet this behavior goes totally unchecked? I sound like an old person/Drunk Uncle so I’ll stop now, but these people…

    • https://twitter.com/DavidGandyAsst Laura Lee T

      Months ago, I had the misfortune to exchange emails with one of the models on this list–and I was naively disappointed at the diva behaviour. I guess that being David Gandy’s social media assistant has spoiled me because he is always a gentleman–regardless of the situation.

    • CobraCatcher

      If there was one celebrity/model I would love to just punch in the face it would be Janice Dickinson. Her ego is almost literally out of this world. I think she and her personality are completely vial and disgusting. There are many different ways to tell someone the truth without being a cold, black-hearted bitch. If anyone is soulless (as she has described Tyra), it would be Janice. There is nothing in there. Janice is a total fame whore, acts like a child…tantrums and all, and cares only about herself and her claim to being the world’s first super model. She’s a total joke.