It’s Naomi Campbell, an ambassador’s model! After violent outbursts, lawsuits and scandals, the catwalk superstar has a surprising new role
- Naomi Campbell Announced as Platinum Jubilee Global Ambassador for the QCT
- The supermodel, 51, said: ‘It is an honor for me to play this very mature role’
- Miss Campbell celebrated her new appointment at Hotel Cafe Royal in Soho
- The QCT was founded in 2018 to invest in young leaders in the Commonwealth
In her 1990s heyday of snooping around the world’s most exclusive runways, she was known for being party-loving, demanding — and somewhat of a volatile figure.
But now it looks like Naomi Campbell has been fully embraced by the establishment, having been announced as Platinum Jubilee Global Ambassador for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT).
The supermodel, 51, who revealed she had a new daughter just months ago, said it was a “privilege” to take on the role.
Anniversary Job: Naomi Campbell, 51, at an event in London to announce her role last night. The supermodel said it was a ‘privilege’ to take on the role
Fab four: Miss Campbell pictured with Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington at the Versace Autumn Winter Fashion Show in Milan, Italy, in December 1991
She looked stunning in a matching blouse and skirt as she celebrated her new appointment at the Hotel Cafe Royal in Soho last night.
In the past, Miss Campbell has battled drug addiction – she entered rehab in 1999 – and faced multiple charges, including a police officer.
Ten years ago, she was at the center of the trial of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor after it was revealed that he had given her “blood diamonds” — won to pay for the civil war.
Her evidence helped convict Taylor for crimes against humanity.
Miss Campbell falls on the runway at the Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show in Paris in 1993 (left) and at the Fashion Charity Gala in New York in 1990 (right)
Naughty Nineties: Miss Campbell partying with friends like Kate Moss (both pictured above) at the Hilton Hotel in London in 1993
Miss Campbell, who has worked for decades with international charities supporting young people, especially in Africa, said: ‘I know how proud my grandmother and my great-aunts and uncles were to be part of the Commonwealth and to be Jamaican.
“It is an honor for me to take on this very mature role.”
In May, Miss Campbell announced her daughter’s arrival, reportedly through a surrogate, writing online: “A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother.”
The QCT was established in 2018 to invest in young Commonwealth leaders through partnerships, training and funding.