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Naomi Campbell. Picture: Jonathan Short/AP

The clash between The Face Australia mentors *Naomi Campbell *and *Nicole Trunfio *has reached fever pitch, with the veteran model labelling the *WA * beauty as "disrespectful" in a series of interviews yesterday.

Responding to reports that Trunfio was blaming Campbell's camp for negative stories in the press where she was dubbed a "nightmare", the 43-year-old said the talk had nothing to do with her.

"I don't have a problem with Nicole, I just think Nicole maybe didn't watch (The Face), which is a competition between the mentors," Campbell, left, told an Eastern States publication.

Later appearing on an Australian radio show to promote the Foxtel reality series, the English bombshell also responded to suggestions by *Merredin *-raised Trunfio, 28, she was too old to understand the modern modelling industry.

"Nicole was disrespectful, in a sense where instead of trying to get to know me, she said I wasn't a model of now," Campbell said. "And at the time when she said it I was on four magazine covers around the world, two of them being Vogue.

"And I've been here before you, during, and probably after, and she didn't know I was the executive producer at the time. We're not here to insult each other."

Campbell later cryptically hinted she was not a fan of Vogue editor *Anna Wintour *'s decision to put *Kanye West *and *Kim Kardashian *on the cover of the high-fashion magazine.

"I do not want to comment," Campbell responded when asked about the issue by The Morning Show host *Kylie Gillies *.

"Because I'm a fashion model and I've been working for 28 years and when you get a Vogue cover it's a build in your career, it's a stepping stone to achieve that. And you know I'm a fashion model, so what more can I say."

Campbell added she was trying to be "politically correct" with her answer. "That's Anna Wintour's choice to put them on the cover of her magazine, who's to question it."

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