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Forbes recently released its 2013 list of billionaires, and topping the chart weren’t many surprises: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett… But the whole thing got me thinking, what about the women who are married to billionaires? More specifically the black women who are married to billionaires? There had to be some. So I started doing some research and what do you know? There are in fact quite a few black women who’ve married billionaires (and some who might soon). Not many, but enough to mention, and certainly enough to form their own exclusive group of what I’m calling The Billionaire Black Wives Club. Check them out.
Did Naomi Campbell Ditch Her Billionaire Boyfriend Because She’s Become Too Busy For A Relationship?
British supermodel Naomi Campbell is a busy woman these days. Her modeling competition television show The Face has been really successful, not to mention her booming modeling career. When you toss some of her other business endeavors into the mix, it’s hard to imagine how the 42-year-old beauty juggles it all. According to Page Six, the modelpreneur has been so busy that she had to call off her 5-year relationship with her Russian billionaire boo Vladimir Doronin.
“Naomi and Vlad have broken up, and he’s been out partying in New York,” a source told Page Six.
The source added that Vlad was recently spotted at the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel flirting with a blonde woman. Although the pair have allegedly called it quits, another source says that since Naomi and Vlad hooked up in 2008, breaking up and making up has become the norm for the pair, implying that they’ll probably be back together in no time.
“Naomi and Vlad have a complex relationship, and sometimes break up and make up. In many ways their relationship is like a business arrangement. Naomi brings glamor to his hotels and properties, and he treats her extremely well. But they spend a lot of time apart due to work commitments.”
I suppose the real story will be told at Campbell’s upcoming 43rd birthday bash, which is reportedly taking place on May 22nd in Ibiza. Of course at this point, these are all rumors and speculations. Representatives on behalf of Naomi have declined to comment on the allegations.
Do you think it’s possible to have a successful career without allowing your love life to suffer?
Most of us grew up in a household where “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am” was the norm when responding to an adult. We were taught to say please and thank you, refrain from interrupting conversations, and hold the door for people. It only took so many glares and spankings if we ever forgot these life lessons — and these signs of respect never left most of us as we became adults.
Unfortunately there are certain celebs who think they are immune to such niceties and respectable behavior and have racked up quite the reputation for rudeness. If only they followed Aretha’s advice and gave a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T…
Don’t let the beautiful face fool ya! Notorious for her lateness, supermodel Naomi Campbell is also known for hitting her helpers — from assistants to therapists. Many people in her path suffer the wrath of her mean streak and nothing seems to keep her outrageous behavior in check – not even five-o. She was detained for assaulting two police officers as well.
The lack of diversity in the fashion industry seems to be a never-ending conversation, as it appears that Black models are always being slapped in the face by casting directors and designers who make it obvious that they have a specific “Black girl quota,” which they refuse to exceed. Earlier this week, model Chanel Iman told The Sunday Times that she was no stranger to racism in the fashion world.
“A few times I got excused by designers who told me, ‘We already found one Black girl. We don’t need you anymore.’ I felt very discouraged. When someone tells you, ‘We don’t want you because we already have one of your kind,’ it’s really sad,” she regretfully revealed.
It appears that instances such as this one have caused young, up and coming models of color to want to disassociate themselves with their ethnicity, just so that they have more of a competitive edge in the industry. It was rather heartbreaking to watch Devyn, a contestant on Naomi Campbell’s modeling competition, The Face, reveal that she doesn’t consider herself a “Black girl model,” during an interview with Wendy Williams, which was seemingly a part of one of the competitive tasks given to contestants by the show’s panelists. The first red flag that appeared during Devyn’s interview was when Wendy asked her what advantage she believed that she had over her competitor Ebony, who just so happened to have darker skin.
” I feel like I have an international look and I have a story that can relate to everyone,” Devyn replied.
While her response seemed a bit suspect and a tad slighting, the way she answered the next question was mind-boggling and sent Naomi Campbell off the edge. When Wendy asked “Is it hard to be a Black girl model?”, Devyn responded:
” I don’t really consider myself a Black girl model. I know what my ethnicity is, but I’m fair-skinned and I feel like I have an international look.”
The moment those words left Devyn’s mouth, Naomi Campbell could be heard in the background, going off.
“What the f**k does she mean? That’s a disgrace. She’s a Black girl,” Naomi said to the other judges.
Since the airing of her highly criticized comment, Devyn took to her Twitter page to apologize to offended fans and suggest that the producers over at Oxygen edited her response.
Is “international look” the new code word for fair enough to pass the brown paper bag test?
Turn the page for footage of the interview. What are your thoughts on this? Was Devyn’s response misinterpreted?
In honor of Women’s History Month this March, we’re counting down monumental magazine cover firsts for African American women.
Though it was just a sketch, in January 1965, Donyale Luna became the first black woman to cover Harper’s Bazaar.
Photo credit: The Face Cast Shot for Oxygen Media
We’ve been waiting a mighty long time for supermodel Naomi Campbell to star in a show of her own. So much has been written and said about the woman who has dominated the fashion modeling world over 25 years now, we’re excited to see Ms. Campbell in action. As part of Oxygen’s new competition show “The Face,” Ms. Campbell, along with Karolina Kurkova and fashion ‘It’ girl Coco Rocha will coach contestants from all over the world who are vying to become the newest face of ULTA Beauty. Remember Nigel Barker from America’s Next Top Model? Well, he’s actually hosting this seven-episode series on Oxygen which sees 12 women competing for the coveted prize. PREMIERES TONIGHT, FEBRUARY 12th AT 9 PM ET/PT For more information, visit The Face and follow us on Twitter at @TheFaceOnOxygen.
While perusing behind-the-scenes photos from “The Face”, it’s hard to not be too distracted by the hotness of all the stars—Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Nigel Barker—to notice that there is so much amazing stuff backstage. Like beautiful designer shoes (so many Christian Louboutins…), gorgeous gowns, more beauty products than a Sephora flagship and, well, more shoes. Take a look through these dreamy inanimate objects and be sure to tune in to The Face tomorrow @ 9/8c on Oxygen!
In one of the more colorful lawsuits of recent times, Naomi Campbell sued the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph for falsely claiming the supermodel was planning an elephant polo match in India for her boyfriend’s birthday.
The court has ruled and Campbell has won her case and just collected “substantial” damages from the paper.
The Daily Telegraph said Campbell was arranging the tournament in Jodhpur for her Russian billionaire partner, Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthday. After the article published, several animal welfare activists criticized Campbell. But the facts in the article turned out to be untrue.
The 42-year-old Campbell’s lawyer, Gideon Benaim, argued to a judge at London’s High Court that the story was “simply false and the criticisms unfounded” and attracted “a storm of adverse publicity against Ms. Campbell,” reports The Grio. Benaim claimed the article was widely republished in the Indian press and elsewhere, including over the Internet.
A lawyer for the Daily Telegraph’s publisher admitted to the court the newspaper regretted running the article.
Campbell said in a statement that she was “glad that the matter has been resolved and I accept the newspaper’s apology.”
Ignorance is still very much alive — contrary to the evolving times. Even when we thought dark skin was in, the memo must have only been about the brothas because sistas have still been getting the most cringe-worthy compliment ever to be spoken: “Wow! Yo’ure pretty for a Black girl!” Whaaat?!
As a brown-skinned sista, let me speak for every other dark girl out there when I say, I thought pretty was determined upon your features and the way you carried yourself, not by the shade of your skin. A woman is never “pretty for a black girl,” she’s beautiful because that’s simply what she is inside and out, and these Hollywood starlets prove just that. Here are our favorite beautiful black sistas whose strikingly gorgeous looks leaves this not so complimenting compliment in the dust:
From the moment we got a glimpse of her in Eve’s Bayou, her acting skills and raw good looks took our breath away. From there she would woo audiences in her roles from ‘You Got Served’ to ’Stomp the Yard’ growing into not only gorgeous woman, but also one of virtue as we’ve seen from her relationship with new hubby Devon Franklin.
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Naomi Campbell Gets Sickeningly Fab For ELLE, Talks Tyra Banks, Reality TV, And Phone-Slingin’ Regret
As much as we know about Naomi Campbell, from the diva status she has incurred over the years, to her penchant for violence in the past, if she were an everyday sista that lived around the corner from you, you would probably not have very many nice things to say about ‘ol girl. But there’s something so awesome about Naomi Campbell when she steps in front of a camera that makes you forget all about her past drama, at least for a second, and say, “Now THAT’S a bad chick!” And at 42? To look this fabulous, you have to give the woman props, whether you’re a fan of her or not.
The iconic model sat down with ELLE magazine’s Mickey Rapkin to talk about her new reality TV show, The Face, her admiration of Tyra Banks (any other opinions about her she’s learned to keep to herself), and her hope to move forward from the negative rep she has due to past anger issues.
The Face, which will premiere on Oxygen (the same channel which is working so hard for Shawty Lo and his 11 baby mothers), is set to jump in the fashion and modeling reality TV ring, bringing in some of fashion’s biggest names right now, including Campbell, model Coca Rocha, and Karolina Kurkova. While always looked at as a diva, Campbell wants people to know that the show is about mentoring up-and-coming models so that they can compete against one another for a modeling contract. Clearly these young women will be learning from the best. When asked why she wanted to take part in the program, Na Na had this to say:
“Because it was done for me! When I first got Yves Saint Laurent Couture, I didn’t know how to take off a cape. I would ask Katoucha and Dalma—the real divas of the runway—‘Can you show me?’ I’ve never been afraid to ask for help. I care for my girls. Every single one of them. I’m not here to put anyone down.”
Campbell also talked about the other modeling reality shows that are out, and when that conversation came up, she shut down any questions about Tyra Banks before they could be asked (the author pointed out that she never asked her anything about her formal rival). Coincidentally, she’s working with Nigel Barker on the show, who used to be a judge on America’s Next Top Model:
“I don’t watch the other reality model shows. I’ll never have anything to say. If you ask me about Tyra Banks. I’m proud of her as a woman of color. She’s given girls opportunity, and God bless her.”
And as for her cell-slinging past, Naomi acknowledges that she made a mistake and would like to move forward, however, she like most people, knows that it’s something that’s going to affect the way people look at her from now on, no matter what she tries to do to get past it.
“I’m never gonna get away from it. It’s part of my history. I was remorseful and regretful. I’ve served. I did that time. And I never want to be in that position again.”
You can actually check out the full interview where Campbell talks about the blood diamond scandal people tried to pull her in (she allegedly accepted diamonds from the former president of Liberia), as well as her bucket list, inspired by the likes of the late Alexander McQueen. Also, check out more fierce photos from her ELLE shoot on the next piz-age.