Naomi Campbell
For 25 years, supermodel Naomi Campbell has ruled the runway with her signature swagger.

After being discovered on the streets of London when she was 14 years old, this aspiring ballerina took the fashion world by storm. Naomi was the first black model to grace the covers of French Vogue and Time Magazine, and she quickly became a runway "it" girl for top designers like Yves St. Laurent and Dolce & Gabanna.

Naomi's striking features and flawless figure also caught the attention of people outside the fashion industry. Music icons Michael Jackson and George Michael cast her in their music videos, and other famous men took notice. Over the years, Naomi has had relationships with celebrities like Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson and Usher.

Off the runway, this captivating cover girl lived a glitzy, glamorous existence, but eventually the fast life took its toll. For years, Naomi says, she secretly battled a cocaine addiction.

Then, her infamous bad behavior began to make headlines. Naomi's reputation took a hit when reports of phone-throwing, temper tantrums and violent assaults surfaced.

Today, Naomi says she's a work in progress, and she's ready to reveal what's really behind all the anger.
FROM: Supermodel Naomi Campbell: The Career, the Controversy and Her New Love
Published on May 03, 2010
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