The era of the iconic supermodels may be behind us, but podium veteran Naomi is still on the top and working as hard as ever before. Her career began more than three decades ago, when a modelling agent noticed the fifteen-year-old teenager strolling through the Covent Garden, and the rest is history ...
Naomi Elaine Campbel was born on May 22, 1970, in South London. Her mother came from Jamaica, but the only thing the girl knew about her father, who had left them before Naomi's birth, was that he was a cinematic artist named Ming. However, over the years, she has met many people who replaced her absent father, such as designer Azzedine Alaïa, businessman Chris Blackwell, producer Quincy Jones, Nelson Mandela, and former fiancée Flavio Briatore. Strong, influential, and older men seem to have always attracted Naomi, as her list of former lovers includes names such as boxer Mike Tyson, actor Robert De Niro, U2 bassist Adam Clayton, and Russian real estate magnate Alexander Doronin.
Despite having always been called the queen of all supermodels, Naomi claims she has often faced racial discrimination and has always needed to work twice as much as her peers. At the very beginning of her career, she was supported by her supermodel friends, Linda and Christy, who refused to work with designers unless Naomi was hired as well.
Here are some of the most striking images of Naomi Campbell from recent years: