When thinking about the ultimate super model, it is hard to envision a better example than Naomi Campbell. For years she has been one of the most recognizable and respectable faces in the modeling industry. From here childhood in South London to walking down the runways of New York Fashion Week, Naomi Campbell has made a name for herself in the modeling world.
Campbell was born in Streatham, South London in 1970. She is of African-Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican ancestry. Her mother was a dancer who traveled with a dance troupe around Europe, and Naomi herself was sent to Rome to study modern dancer. In fact, Campbell danced in several music videos including artists such as Bob Marley and Culture Club. She was discovered by Synchro Model Agency talent scout Beth Boldt when she was window-shopping. From this point, her career quickly took off and she was featured on the cover of British Elle magazine.
Throughout the late 1980’s she was featured on several magazine covers and walked down the runway for top designers such as Dolce and Gabbana. She also was the first black model to be featured on the cover of French Vogue. This pushed her to the forefront of the modeling world and she had become the most in demand model in the business.
Modeling is not the only thing Campbell is known for. She is a noted philanthropist and activist. The most notable cause that Campbell is a part of is the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. She has held several benefit fashion shows to raise money for the cause. Campbell has also held fashion shows to benefit victims of worldwide disasters including Hurricane Katrina.
Today Naomi is still on top in the fashion world. She still is featured on the cover of many top fashion magazines and even has her on fragrance lines. From her distinguished career as a super model to her philanthropic efforts, Naomi is an icon that other’s can look up to. It will be interesting to see what is in store next for Naomi Campbell.