Naomi Campbell was "a very nice girl" as she traded in her fur and fedora for an orange vest to scrub garage floors and walls for her court-ordered community service, a sanitation worker says.
Campbell today is scheduled to spend her third of five days of cleanup duty – imposed for assaulting her maid
– by sweeping and mopping locker room floors.
"I saw her lots of times. She's a very nice girl," says Beverly Pearce, who was also working at the NY Department of Sanitation building at Pier 36 on Tuesday. "I thought she would be snooty but she was very nice."
Albert Durrell, deputy chief of the sanitation department, says the 36-year-old super model, who arrived for work in tight black pants, boots, a fur coat and a grey fedora, appeared to have bonded with her fellow workers – a man and a woman.
"They had lunch together," says Durrell, adding that they ordered out from a sandwich shop.
The novelty of Campbell's presence has worn off, he says.
"Everyone is familiar with the community service program and at this point, I feel everyone's already used to it by now," he says. "We've had celebrities before and everyone's busy. We're out there working. Maybe a glance or two here or a double take here or there, but that's about it."