The supermodel - who was recently convicted of assaulting two police
officers in an air rage incident - believes people ignore the charity work
she does and only focus on her bad points.
The 38-year-old beauty told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm not a bad
person. When people say all these negative things about me, I ignore them.
Let them be negative - but do that away from me. It hurts but I know there
is much more good in the world.
"I'm blessed to be able to do charitable work and good things but nobody
focuses on that because I don't throw it in people's faces. That's why they
focus on the negatives."
Naomi also revealed she has been receiving support from fellow British model
Kate Moss - and has vowed to return the favor following Kate's rumored
break-up from rocker Jamie Hince.
She added: "I am so lucky to have friends like Kate who are there for me
whatever. Even if we are not on the same continent we support each other.
That's what best friends do.
"I'm there for her, without a doubt. We've been through so much together.
"I'm just surprised at how many friends have come out of the woodwork to
offer their support. At times like this you really know who your friends are
and it means so much."
Naomi was a special guest at the Abuja Central Park and Botanic Garden on Friday to raise awareness of environmental issues in Nigeria by taking part in a tree-planting ceremony. The Abuja Green Society’s green initiative aims to plant a tree for every new baby born in the region’s hospital’s in a bid to give them a better future.
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