Naomi Campbell Celebrates 50th Birthday With Historic Self-Shot Essence Cover

Published: Tuesday 5th May 2020 by Sam

As arguably the most notable supermodel of all-time, Naomi Campbell is no stranger to firsts. Hence, it was all-sorts of fitting that she posed for the first-ever Essence Magazine cover shoot shot on an iPhone.

And it’s all in honor her 50th birthday and that of the publication.

Social distancing, in light of the global health crisis, called for a creative approach to the landmark issue.

And, ever dependable, Campbell delivered.

Full story below…

She said of the shoot – which she self-styled, self-directed, and self-shot:

“It was a very special honor and unusual experience for me to be able to shoot and style my own cover for Essence’ 50th Anniversary Issue. While it was a sad reminder for me of all the people in media and production who are not able to work due to the coronavirus.

It also brought me hope and encouragement to know that our people and our infrastructures are resilient. We are rooted in knowledge and creativity and continue to take back full control of our narratives. We will come out of this stronger than ever.

Happy Anniversary Essence magazine. As we both turn the century together!”

A legendary slay!

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[Photo Credit: Essence]

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  1. Perfection+is+so…mhph+💅🏾 May 5, 2020

    Am I the only one who thought she was already 50? Anyway that’s mutha Campbell love her.

    • Ask4yall May 5, 2020

      Lol I thought so too

  2. Haterz+Gon‘+Hate May 5, 2020

    So she used a tripod or Nah? 🤔 Image 2 in yellow is ERRRRRRTANNNNNG!!!!! Should have been the cover.

  3. ugo May 5, 2020

    Wow! Just Wow! There’ll never be another Naomi! Epic slayage.

  4. Arthus & Nico May 6, 2020

    Queen !

  5. Glazba May 6, 2020

    How is it to possible to look like this at 50 years old! LIKE WTF so impressed!!!

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