Naomi Campbell: The Charitable Supermodel

At age 46, Naomi Campbell’s striking beauty has changed very little from when she was 15 years-old and discovered by the head of the Synchro Model Agency. Young, but prepared by stage school and ballet studies and two appearances in music videos, Naomi Campbell was featured on the cover of British Elle magazine before she was 16 years-old. In just a few years, Naomi became one of the supermodels, walking down the catwalk wearing designs from the top names in fashion, including Isaac Mizrahi and Gianni Versace.

After 1998, Naomi branched out; she did print modeling, but basically retired from the catwalk. Signature fragrances, released through Cosmopolitan Cosmetics followed, along with the honor of appearing at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games with her fellow supermodels, promoting British haute couture. Besides appearing on the cover of every important fashion magazine, top brands including, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana featured Naomi in their advertising campaigns. She also plays Camilla Marks, a recurring character in the television show Empire and has made guest appearances on The Cosby Show and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Campbell supports several charitable causes, including Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Starting her own charity called Fashion for Relief, Campbell organizes fashion shows to raise funds for victims of natural disasters. Taking her philanthropy very seriously, Naomi also founded We Love Brazil, a charity which raise money to fight poverty in the South American nation, and for which she was recognized by Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor Cesar Maia.