Naomi Campbell fought back tears as she accepted an honorary doctorate in London on Thursday (07.07.22).
The model accepted a doctorate for her contribution to the fashion industry from the University of the Creative Arts at a ceremony at the British capital’s Royal Festival Hall – and Naomi, 52, was seen doing wipe away a tear as she addressed the audience. while wearing his special cap and robe.
She told the graduates in the crowd, “Never let anyone change how you feel, change the course of what you and your vision and what you want for yourself…Never give up.”
The model’s mother, Valerie Morris, watched from the audience and received a special nod from her daughter, who praised the “very strong women” in her life.
She revealed that they taught her the “three Ds” for success – dedication, determination and drive.
Naomi’s appearance at the ceremony came just a day after she walked for fashion brand Balenciaga at a show in Paris, France, and video posted online showed her wiping away a tear as she was telling the college crowd, “I just think, yesterday I was on the catwalk doing Balenciaga.”
She was joined on the star parade by stars including Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid who all walked for the brand.
The honorary doctorate comes after a landmark year for the star, who recently became a first-time mom and celebrated her first Mother’s Day in 2022 with her baby girl.
On her special day, she posted online: “1st Mothers Day UK… Gods Greatest Blessing!! #happymothersday #blessed #grateful…”