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Famous model Naomi Campbell is celebrating her 50th birthday, and although due to limitations during the coronavirus pandemic she will not be able to make the party she planned. Instead, she will celebrate her big day with close friends.

“I’m not afraid of 50. I’m going to be spending my 50th here. I’m fine with it,” said Naomi, who has been on the scene for more than 30 years. The model has more than $60 million on her account today, but the beginnings were not so great.

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Her career actually began when she was just 10 years old and she enrolled in a prestigious theater school in London. “Naomi has been an inspiration to many women for decades. She has set new limits in the fashion world and has given special hope to all black women who want to pursue fashion,” said Cliff Vote, 71, former head of the theater school Naomi attended. He added that he remembers that Naomi was a favorite among students and teachers, Mirror writes.

At the age of 15, she was spotted by Beth Boldt and Naomi signed for the fashion agency Synchro. “My mother wanted me to finish school, but I imagined everything differently and I went to Beth on my own and that’s how it all started,” the model wrote in her autobiography published in 2016.

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Three months after the meeting, Naomi did her first shooting for the British edition of Elle magazine. It was only the first step on her path, on which she became the most sought-after model of her generation.

Although her business success remained intact, Naomi has been the protagonist of a series of scandals in her career, due to which the public perceives her as a beautiful woman of a very difficult nature, a spoiled diva and a man-eater.

Proof of her nasty nature are, first of all, four charges of physical assault, after she ended up in court 11 times for alleged physical clashes and attacks on employees, assistants and other persons, all in the short period from 1998 to 2009.

She has never married, but she regrets nothing

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During her enviable career, Naomi worked with a number of designers such as Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaia and Isaac Mizrahi, before appearing on many British Vogue covers in 1987.

The model also struggled with addiction, and after a five-year fight with drugs in 1999, she went to a rehab center. “It made me feel invincible. Like I could conquer the world. I was just completely over-confident, but it’s all a misconception because when you wake up the next day it’s all gone and you feel awful. And the more you take drugs, the more you want. And that’s how you become an addict,” Naomi admitted.

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She loved many famous faces, and after a relationship with U2 band bassist Adam Clayton, she was with Formula 1 leader Flavius ​​Briatore. She started a relationship with Russian entrepreneur Vladislav Doronin in 2008, and they were together for five years. Last year, rumors circulated that she was dating Liam Payne, a singer who is 23 years younger than her, but she never confirmed it.

She’s never married, but that’s okay with her. “I love a lot of people for different reasons. And the other thing that’s taken me a while to understand in my growing up is that you have to accept and love yourself first, and not be validated by someone else,” the model said in an interview.

On the eve of her 50th birthday, Campbell pointed out that she wants to spend the next year in the company of people dear to her. During her career, Naomi was nicknamed the “Black Panther” for her flawless appearance.

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