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Her name rings bells. Her runway walk gives us chills and her modeling career has paved the way for a multitude of Black models, who’ve aspired to be just like her — Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Liya Kebede and countless others. Naomi Campbell is the undisputed runway queen!
Even Queen Bey has paid homage to the supermodel with the now famous song lyric from her hit 2006 song, “Get Me Bodied”: “Do the Naomi Campbell walk, Naomi Campbell walk. Walk across the room like Naomi Campbell.”
And this week as we premiered ESSENCE’s prized September issue, we chose none other than Campbell to grace our cover –paying homage to another legend, Dapper Dan.
“They told me I would only last 11 years, but I’m here, and it’s been 32 years,” said Campbell in her acceptance speech at the CFDA’s where she was honored with this year’s ‘Icon’ Award.
So let’s take a look at 11 times that this legend has snatched all of our wigs!
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The supermodel attends 2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York City.
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When it comes to slaying a red carpet, no one does it quite like her.
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Naomi radiates in red.
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Campbell stuns at the screening of BlacKkKlansman during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
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Campbell came dressed to impress as she attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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Campbell stuns as she attend the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Mark Bradford And George Lucas at LACMA in Los Angeles, California.
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Campbell walks the runway during the Off/White show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 in Paris, France.
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Campbell wore an extravagant look from The Blonds to a Halloween party.
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Campbell stuns at the Fashion For Relief Cannes 2018 during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
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Campbell looks like a true badass as she walks the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer in Milan, Italy.
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Campbell's bob and deep V-neck have us swooning.
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