NEW YORK – Naomi Campbell, wearing black stilettos and slinging dark work boots over her shoulder, traded the catwalk for community service Monday at a sanitation garage to start a five-day sentence for assaulting her maid.
The 36-year-old supermodel arrived at the Manhattan District 3 Garage at Pier 36 on the Hudson River in a black sport utility vehicle. She’ll be pushing a broom or mop at the garage for her guilty plea to misdemeanor assault for throwing a cell phone at her maid over a pair of missing jeans.
“Miss Campbell arrived on time to work. She came ready to work,” Albert Durrell, deputy chief of the Department of Sanitation, told reporters at a briefing outside the facility.
It’s the same sanitation depot where former Culture Club frontman Boy George did a community service stint in August. Unlike George, who worked outdoors in full view of TV cameras, Campbell will work inside the garage. She was issued protective gloves, a dust mask and a reflective orange vest.
“We have plenty of work for her to do over the next five days,” Durrell said.