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The Whole Foods Shopping List Supermodel Naomi Campbell Swears By

A list of must-haves from the icon we didn't know we needed.

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I personally hate the grocery store. Along with long lines and always forgetting what I initially came in for, I cannot stand spending money; but when it comes to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, it's a completely different story.

Stocked full of fresh fruit and veggie alternatives and unusual ingredients, natural grocery stores are a true bougie foodie's dream and apparently, not only home chefs such as myself love shopping at Whole Foods, supermodels dig it, too.

Naomi Campbell recently let fans take a peek at her shopping list in a new series that features the 49-year-old icon being effortlessly fabulous while doing regular, everyday sh*t; and shopping for grapes has never been more glamorous. According to Naomi, online groceries have never and will never be her thing, and she prefers to tackle her weekly grocery shopping by her damn self, thank you.

She and her crew recently stopped by Whole Foods to pick up some last-minute essentials, and we have all the details on what's in this beautiful Brit's Fridge:

Japanese Pears, Grapes, & Peaches

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There's no part of our bodies that's as problematic as a sweet tooth, and Naomi Campbell feels that in her spirit. In the video, the model explained that she's turned to fruit as a means to recover from her former candy dependency, and stocked up on ripe peaches, grapes, and Japanese pears, which are high in both fiber and vitamin C.

Lots Of Lemons & A Bag Of Mandarin Oranges

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According to science, lemons not only offer a healthy dose of vitamin C, but they can also assist in weight loss, improve digestive health, and have killer antibacterial properties, so it's no wonder why Naomi makes sure to secure a (grocery) bag full every time she goes food shopping.

Basil

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Naomi grabbed about six packages of this magnesium-rich herb and although I'm not sure why she bought so much, I now feel like I, too, need more fresh basil in my fridge.

Essential Oils: Bergamot & Clary Sage

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I was today years old when I learned that you could buy essential oils from Whole Foods, but you learn something new every day. Naomi picked up some rosemary oil, which can reduce anxiety and inflammation, bergamot oil (a great natural alternative for fighting acne), and clary sage, which is great for for indigestion and stress relief.

Spicy Olives

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Apparently, not only are the prepared olives at Whole Foods healthy AF, but they're delicious too. Olives are high in vitamin E, improve cholesterol levels, and are reportedly the perfect snack for a woman on the go.

Raisins

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Although this is the aisle that Naomi finds most tedious, she needs her nuts and somebody's gotta pick 'em. Along with cashews and walnuts, the model also stocks up on raisins, but not before wasting half of them on the floor.

Peach, Blueberry, & Vanilla Coconut Yogurt

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Recently, Naomi gave up all of her favorite comfort foods and went dairy-, gluten-, and wheat-free, but she didn't say goodbye to yogurt. She picked a few containers of So Delicious dairy-free yogurt in blueberry, vanilla coconut, and peach.

Check out the full video below!

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Before she was Amira Unplugged, rapper, singer, and a Becoming a Popstar contestant on MTV, she was Amira Daughtery, a twenty-five year-old Georgian, with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. “I thought my career path was going to lead me to law because that’s the way I thought I would help people,” Amira tells xoNecole. “[But] I always came back to music.”

A music lover since childhood, Amira grew up in an artistic household where passion for music was emphasized. “My dad has always been my huge inspiration for music because he’s a musician himself and is so passionate about the history of music.” Amira’s also dealt with deafness in one ear since she was a toddler, a condition which she says only makes her more “intentional” about the music she makes, to ensure that what she hears inside her head can translate the way she wants it to for audiences.

“The loss of hearing means a person can’t experience music in the conventional way,” she says. “I’ve always responded to bigger, bolder anthemic songs because I can feel them [the vibrations] in my body, and I want to be sure my music does this for deaf/HOH people and everyone.”

A Black woman wearing a black hijab and black and gold dress stands in between two men who are both wearing black pants and colorful jackets and necklaces

Amira Unplugged and other contestants on Becoming a Popstar

Amira Unplugged / MTV

In order to lift people’s spirits at the beginning of the pandemic, Amira began posting videos on TikTok of herself singing and using sign language so her music could reach her deaf fans as well. She was surprised by how quickly she was able to amass a large audience. It was through her videos that she caught the attention of a talent scout for MTV’s new music competition show for rising TikTok singers, Becoming a Popstar. After a three-month process, Amira was one of those picked to be a contestant on the show.

Becoming a Popstar, as Amira describes, is different from other music competition shows we’ve all come to know over the years. “Well, first of all, it’s all original music. There’s not a single cover,” she says. “We have to write these songs in like a day or two and then meet with our producers, meet with our directors. Every week, we are producing a full project for people to vote on and decide if they’d listen to it on the radio.”

To make sure her deaf/HOH audiences can feel her songs, she makes sure to “add more bass, guitar, and violin in unique patterns.” She also incorporates “higher pitch sounds with like chimes, bells, and piccolo,” because, she says, they’re easier to feel. “But it’s less about the kind of instrument and more about how I arrange the pattern of the song. Everything I do is to create an atmosphere, a sensation, to make my music a multi-sensory experience.”

She says that working alongside the judges–pop stars Joe Jonas and Becky G, and choreographer Sean Bankhead – has helped expand her artistry. “Joe was really more about the vocal quality and the timber and Becky was really about the passion of [the song] and being convinced this was something you believed in,” she says. “And what was really great about [our choreographer] Sean is that obviously he’s a choreographer to the stars – Lil Nas X, Normani – but he didn’t only focus on choreo, he focused on stage presence, he focused on the overall message of the song. And I think all those critiques week to week helped us hone in on what we wanted to be saying with our next song.”

As her star rises, it’s been both her Muslim faith and her friends, whom she calls “The Glasses Gang” (“because none of us can see!”), that continue to ground her. “The Muslim and the Muslima community have really gone hard [supporting me] and all these people have come together and I truly appreciate them,” Amira says. “I have just been flooded with DMs and emails and texts from [young muslim kids] people who have just been so inspired,” she says. “People who have said they have never seen anything like this, that I embody a lot of the style that they wanted to see and that the message hit them, which is really the most important thing to me.”

A Black woman wears a long, salmon pink hijab, black outfit and pink boots, smiling down at the camera with her arm outstretched to it.

Amira Unplugged

Amira Unplugged / MTV

Throughout the show’s production, she was able to continue to uphold her faith practices with the help of the crew, such as making sure her food was halal, having time to pray, dressing modestly, and working with female choreographers. “If people can accept this, can learn, and can grow, and bring more people into the fold of this industry, then I’m making a real difference,” she says.

Though she didn’t win the competition, this is only the beginning for Amira. Whether it’s on Becoming a Popstar or her videos online, Amira has made it clear she has no plans on going anywhere but up. “I’m so excited that I’ve gotten this opportunity because this is really, truly what I think I’m meant to do.”

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