"Well for me, it was humbling and I just got to be with people and learn a lot about people that I would never really get to meet in my job," the supermodel said in an interview with "Access Hollywood." "Everyone was well-mannered and very straight up with me and I was straight up with them."
On her last day of community service, the model wore a gown and sauntered into a limo before a slew of reporters. "It wasn't planned," Naomi said.
On March 23, Campbell was released from a garbage truck garage after completing five days of community service for assaulting her maid.
What kinds of dirty work did she do? "I swept and I cleaned walls and tables and offices," she said. "I tidied up."
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Campbell, 39, said she didn't clean toilets despite reports to the contrary. She admitted that she'd made a friend during her short stint with the department of sanitation.
"He's become a friend of mine — he and his wife. I felt terrible when they exposed him in the papers after I left. I thought that was really uncalled for. He was just simply being a really sweet person," she explained. "I got to have dinner with he and his wife during that week, which was really nice."
Campbell said she isn't bothered that reports of a serious temper seem to outshine her accomplishments as a model.
"It doesn't affect me," she said. "I feel like I've let people down, but most importantly I'm at the point in my life where I have to be loving to myself and to be at peace with myself and take care of myself which is where I am right now."
Campbell says she was once in a place of denial but not anymore.
"I'm in an honest place with myself. I think like seven years ago, I was in a place of denial, which I'm not in anymore," she said. "And I think I've had to look at the people I have around me and I need honesty in my life today — people that tell me the truth, not people who say yes. And I don't have any yes people left in my life."