>> Naomi Campbell still sees hitting out at racism in the fashion industry as her cause of choice, but she's also starting to reevaluate things on a more personal level. She's moved to Moscow with her "other half," Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin, she tells Giant in their May 2009 issue, and she's working on phasing out the behavior that has brought her a wild child reputation in the past . . . though she hasn't gotten rid of that phone — she still has three, each with a specific designation — UK-only, a Blackberry strictly for texting, and the last one for US calls.
"There comes a point when it all catches up with you and you have to deal with it. And that caused me to reassess myself and get real treatment for my anger and my addictions. Some people can handle a drink or a line of cocaine, but I've finally come to realize that for me, it's all or nothing — and it has to be nothing."
She blames her former modeling boss, Elite founder John Casablancas, for her bad reputation.
He had to attack me because I decided to leave. Models can leave agencies. I was not under a written contract. I was shocked to see how he acted. He started that first rumour (that I was tough to work with).
But now she's on the mend.
I'm in The Program, and I'm proud to be. I'm not able to drink alcohol. My body cannot handle it. The discipline of The Program has helped me in other parts of my day-to-day life . . . I wish I knew about it earlier, but I found out about it when I did, and life is good.
And she might even transition to motherhood.
If God blesses me to have a child, I'd be gratefully welcoming to that child. But I'm not putting myself under that pressure. I'm happy that my life is just what it is.