updated 03/19/2007 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/19/2007 AT 1:00 PM ET
Even on her way to mop floors, Naomi Campbell was runway-ready.
The supermodel, sporting black stilettos, a short fitted coat and a newsboy cap (and with work boots slung over her shoulder), began her five days of community service at a New York City sanitation garage on Monday – her sentence for throwing a cell phone at her maid over a pair of missing jeans.
Campbell, 36, showed up at the Manhattan District 3 Garage at Pier 36 on the Hudson River in a black SUV and was met by a garage official who escorted her through the building’s grimy steel doors, the Associated Press reports.
“Miss Campbell arrived on time to work. She came ready to work,” Albert Durrell, deputy chief of the Department of Sanitation, told reporters outside the facility.
In addition to her work boots, she’ll be wearing protective gloves, a dust mask and a reflective orange vest – all issued by the sanitation department.
The depot is the same place Boy George did his five days of sanitation duty in August after pleading guilty to falsely reporting a burglary at his Manhattan apartment – where responding officers found cocaine.
Unlike George, however, Campbell will be doing her chores behind closed doors, with sanitation police officers stationed at each entrance to protect her privacy, Durrell said.
“We have plenty of work for her to do over the next five days,” he added.
In January, Campbell pleaded guilty to hitting maid Ana Scolavino in the head with a phone. She was ordered to pay Scolavino’s $363 in medical expenses and attend a two-day anger-management program in addition to the community service.
Earlier this month, Campbell told PEOPLE about her sentence: “I’m happy to do it. I never spoke about what I wouldn’t do and what I would do – I’m just doing what I’m told to do and that’s it.”
And once it’s over, Campbell promised, “I’ll get on with my life, and it’s over.”