Naomi Campbell was announced as The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Platinum Jubilee Global Ambassador at London’s Hotel Café Royal on Thursday evening.
The supermodel, 51, is a known advocate of international charities supporting young people, particularly in Africa, and this has been recognised by the QCT.
Aligning with her views, the charity is passionate about supporting and uplifting young leaders around the world who are improving lives and creating opportunities in their communities.
Deserving: Naomi Campbell was announced as The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Platinum Jubilee Global Ambassador at London’s Hotel Café Royal on Thursday evening, following her work with international charities to support young people (pictured in 2020)
The Streatham native set up her personal charity Fashion For Relief in 2005 and hosts a runway show in its name during London Fashion Week every year.
It is dedicated to fighting poverty, sickness and distress and has so far raised millions, thanks to its annual show and donations from the world’s most reputable fashion houses.
She has certainly moved forward — with force — since her modeling career began at age 15. By then, she’d already been in music videos for Bob Marley and Culture Club.
Force for good: The charity is passionate about supporting and uplifting young leaders around the world who are improving lives and creating opportunities in their communities
Naomi was on a steep trajectory, covering British Elle before she turned 16 and spending the next decade walking runways for designers including Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Vivienne Westwood and Ralph Lauren.
She has also posed for the most famous photographers in the world, including Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, and Bruce Weber, and earned the cover of Anna Wintour’s first September issue of Vogue.
The businesswoman reached icon status by 1990, and in June 2018 received the Fashion Icon award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Matriarch: The QCT is overseen by Queen Elizabeth II (pictured at the Reception for the Community of Commonwealth Organisations in 2015)
She has released 25 fragrances for women, published four books, released music, and appeared in a dozen and a half films.
Naomi announced this past spring that she had welcomed a baby girl, as she became a mother for the first time.
Following the news, she admitted in an interview that her high-powered jetset lifestyle has meant at least one big sacrifice: finding a long-term romantic partner.
Surprise! In May, she announced that she is the mother to a baby girl by releasing this adorable picture on social media
‘I’d say the sacrifice is really finding that soul mate who will understand you,’ she told The Cut.
‘It’s really like you feel if they look at you as if you’re strong … you know, I’m strong, but I’m also sensitive. I know that in relationships I have to compromise.’
Friends said they believe that Naomi used a surrogate, and the supermodel is understood to have a new boyfriend with whom she will raise the child.
In 2017 she told ES magazine: ‘I think about having children all the time. But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want.’
Asked if she would have the child herself rather than adopt, she replied, ‘maybe,’ but she went on to add: ‘I do want a father figure. I think it’s important.’
In 2018, she said: ‘I’d love to have kids. I don’t discount anything in life. I love kids and always will. When I’m around children, I become a child myself. That’s the little girl I don’t ever want to lose.’
Successful: The businesswoman reached icon status by 1990, and in June 2018 received the Fashion Icon award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (pictured in 2000)