Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid

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When it comes to teaching young models how to work it, Naomi Campbell loves to be a mentor, and she doesn't let anything get in the way.

The 45-year-old supermodel sat down on The Wendy Williams Show to chat about her career, love and the up-and-coming models of the moment, opening up about how she's helped mentor both Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid.

In fact, Campbell revealed that she taught them both how to strut their stuff on the a hotel hallway, of all places!

"Bella asked me last year if I'd mentor her and I said yes," Campbell explained to Williams. "I love [her and Gigi] both. They're really great girls. They're hardworking girls."

She continued, "So we were up at my hotel in the hallway...and the hallway was the runway. People were coming out of the elevators, and I'm like, 'Keep going! Don't stop! That's your audience. Gimme some attitude!' I said, 'Bella, when someone says this to you, what kind of attitude do you have? Now, gimme that attitude!' It was really fun. They were great. And I'm really happy that if it helped them in any way, I'm happy to share myself like that."

She says she feels so "grateful" and "blessed" for the opportunities that she's had, and that's why she's totally happy sharing her knowledge with younger supermodels.

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Her career aside, Williams also couldn't help but ask about Campbell's love life.

Rumors began circulating that the supermodel and Idris Elba were an item. However, she clarifies, "We're very good friends. I've know Idris for like 15 years, and we love him. He's like family to me."

So does she have a boyfriend? "How about that I didn't want one for three years," she answers. "I wanted to take a three year break after my last relationship. That was so traumatizing that I needed to take a break. That's exactly what I did. Three years...[But now] I'm open [for love]."

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