SUPERMODEL Naomi Campbell, is planning to launch a modelling and fashion show in Kenya in November with the aim of promoting local talent.
The 43 year-old, who for the over past two weeks has been holidaying in Kenya, shared her plans when she paid a courtesy call to First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi, on Friday.
The First Lady held talks with the catwalk star, who also pledged to support the First Lady’s initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care. Naomi will do this by raising funds to buy mobile clinics to enable people living in marginalised areas access quality health care. The runway model added that all the proceeds raised from her modelling and fashion initiatives in Kenya will be channelled towards the First Lady’s health care initiative.
The London-based supermodel is currently on a charity trip to Africa in a bid to further the work of her “close friend”, late world leader and former South African president, Nelson Mandela, who passed away in December.
Campbell has previously spoken out about the end of her relationship with Italian tycoon Flavio Briatore, whom together with his current wife Elisabetta Gregoraci, have been holidaying together with Campbell in Malindi. At sometime, she told Marie Claire magazine that his unreasonable expectations ended their union.
“I’m not going to be a trophy. If you expect me to be in the kitchen cooking breakfast in high heels, looking as though I just stepped out of a fashion magazine, it’s not going to happen.”