According to Page Six , Naomi Campbell, who mentored Zilin on The Face, is trying to ruin the 25-year-old’s modeling career.
“Naomi has been calling colleagues in the industry to try and stop Luo’s career,” a source said. “She is trying to take this woman out for no reason other than dating her ex-boyfriend.”
Zilin was already dropped by her New York agency, MIX Model Management, for “unprofessional conduct” and an “unacceptable work ethic,” suspiciously close to when news broke of her relationship with Campbell’s ex Vladimir Doronin. Now, Campbell apparently wants her Chinese agency to drop her, too.
“Her Chinese agent has been asked to drop her,” the same source said. “Naomi is trying to wreck her career. She has a lot of power in the modeling world.”
Another source, told Page Six: “Naomi isn’t trying to destroy Luo’s career, Luo’s agents wanted to get rid of her. And there’s no way Naomi would have known they were in Ibiza.”
She added: “This isn’t easy for Naomi. This relationship seems almost designed to hurt her. She is trying hard to keep a brave face and not to think about it.”
Regardless, Zilin will always be known as the model who screwed over her mentor…and what a mentor that was! Good luck in your modeling career!