Recappin’ Naomi Campbell’s Year As She Celebrates 53rd Birthday
May 22, 2023, marked Naomi Campbell‘s 53rd birthday. She commemorated the occasion by celebrating in Cannes, France, alongside stars like Ashley Graham and Robin Thicke, according to PEOPLE.
With the icon enjoying another birthday, it’s only fitting that we take a moment to reflect on some noteworthy moments that recently went down.
In honor of her 53rd trip around the sun, let’s look back on some standout moments Naomi Campbell enjoyed over the past year!
Receiving An Honorary Degree
First and foremost, we have to give Naomi a shout-out for receiving an honorary degree in July 2022.
As The Shade Room reported, the privilege came from the University of the Creative Arts, and Naomi remarked, “I’m beyond words of gratitude and emotion to receive such an honor.”
Advocating For Young Creatives & Businesspeople In Africa
In late 2022, Naomi shared an upload showing her alongside Senegalese President Macky Sall, who also heads the African Union.
The pair, alongside First Lady Marieme Faye Sall, met up to chat about “the future of young creatives and young businesses on the continent.”
Shuttin' DOWN Paris Fashion Week
At Paris Fashion Week, Naomi came thru and did her thang in quite a noteworthy way.
From donning a sleek black down with a wreath-like neckpiece to rocking a dress featuring a prominent zipper, many were blown away by Naomi’s lewks.
In fact, Vogue declared that Naomi “Reminded Everyone What ‘Supermodel’ Means.” PERIOD!
Iconically Phoning Into The 'Real Housewives Of Dubai' Reunion
Of course, we also have to note that Naomi made an exciting mini-cameo in the form of a phone call during the season 1 reunion of The Real Housewives of Dubai.
As the ladies began to enter the stage in their gowns, Andy Cohen received a call from Naomi, who proceeded to shower Chanel Ayan with praise by calling her “the best thing on the show.”
As they chatted, Naomi also invited Ayan to walk in a Qatar-based fashion show. Of course, Andy was sure to declare, “This is not a setup.”
So, Naomi was definitely showing the Bravolebrity some love, and we love to see Queens supporting other Queens!
Naomi Campbell calls Chanel Ayan. #RHODubai pic.twitter.com/fjUB3ywumR
— jay (@JaysRealityBlog) September 1, 2022
Giving Young Creatives A Platform In Doha
Finally, we have to acknowledge Naomi giving back to creatives in Doha, Qatar, through the EMERGE initiative, which she founded.
Specifically, she helped showcase “the beautiful work of creatives from across Africa and the Diaspora in Doha” in October.
Additionally, she worked to help provide “a platform of support via mentoring and training opportunities” for young creatives by partnering them up with seasoned professionals.