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May 1, 2007
Surly supermodel naomi campbell, who was sentenced to a week of work with the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) after assaulting her maid with a crystal-encrusted cell phone, seemed determined serve her debt to society in style. Arriving and departing in a gorgeous new outfit each day, Campbell played to the press and onlookers, only changing into her standard-issue reflective DSNY vest, stretch pants, combat boots and dust mask once inside. There, according to DSNY Deputy Chief Albert Durrell, Campbell did a commendable job of sweeping garage floors, mopping and sweeping hallways and scrubbing toilets. Durrell said she showed up on time all week and worked her complete 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift, pausing only to share pizza with co-workers.
Moreover, it appears Campbell may have the last laugh, using her penance as an opportunity to model couture by Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana for a 20-page feature in the July issue of W magazine and netting herself a tidy $465,000.
In related news, watch newsstands for the upcoming Waste Age swimsuit issue.
Content Director, Waste Group, Waste360
Steven Averett joined the Waste Age staff in February 2006. Since then he has helped the magazine expand its coverage and garner a range of awards from FOLIO, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS). He recently won a Gold Award from ASBPE for humor writing.
Before joining Waste Age, Steven spent three years as the staff writer for Industrial Engineer magazine, where he won a gold GAMMA Award from MAGS for Best Feature. He has written and edited material covering a wide range of topics, including video games, film, manufacturing, and aeronautics.
Steven is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BA in English.
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