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Nigel Barker: Anna Wintour Had A Motive for Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Vogue Cover

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U.S. Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour attends the opening night of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, August 29, 2011. |

Nigel Barker, the television personality and photographer, believes that Anna Wintour had plan when she featured Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of Vogue magazine.

Barker, the 41-year-old host on the model talent show, "The Face," recently shared his insight about the recent infamous Vogue cover featuring featuring the reality television personality and rap mogul who are due to be married in the near future.

"I've got to tell you that Anna Wintour knows exactly what she's doing," Nigel told HipHollywood recently. "It's a very successful magazine and interestingly enough, by putting [Kanye and Kim] on the cover, what has [Anna] done? She's put Vogue back in vogue."

Naomi Campbell, the 43-year-old British supermodel who serves as a mentor on "The Face," has also spoken about the recent cover of the high end fashion magazine. She was questioned about the cover when featured on Australia's The Morning Show in a segment called "The Original Supermodel."

"I do not want to comment ... because I'm a fashion model," Campbell said with a laugh last month. "And I've been working for 28 years and when you get a Vogue cover it's a build in your career, the stepping stone to achieve that. And you know … I'm a fashion model so what more can I say?"

When hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies questioned her about Kanye and Kim deserving the prestigious cover Campbell responded, "Those are your words -- not mine. I'm being politically correct."

Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, defended putting Kardashian on the cover.

"There's barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven't been able to master, and for good reason," Wintour wrote in the April Vogue editor's letter. "Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world's spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that."

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