Betty Adewole: the most recent Naomi Campbell at the block

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Introducing new type Betty Adewole, hotly tipped as the following Naomi Campell – however do not allow her capture you pronouncing that

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Betty Adewole walking in Chloe's spring/summer 2014 show

While London-born type Betty Adewole may well be flattered with being hailed as ‘the following Naomi Campbell’, the 21-yr-antique is eager to turn out she’s greater than able to carving out her personal trail to superstardom.

And moderately rightly so. This month on my own has harked Betty’s debut editorial in British Vogue in conjunction with signing directly to be the face of Tom Ford’s beauty line.

Speaking to
The Sunday Times
, Betty stated of her comparability: “She’s a great type however A’m very other. A’m Betty Adewole.” Which makes a fresh amendment to the hoards of wannabe type’s who’d luckily settle for lots much less.


SEE: From rags to riches: type discoveries

But what the modelling pair do percentage in not unusual, is they grew up beneath moderately difficult cases. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey again in 2010, Campbell placed her fiery mood right down to her formative years abandonment – relating to her mom’s selection to go away the style in someone else’s care whilst she pursued her dream of being a dancer. While Betty and her circle of relatives confronted their very own worry once they have been evicted from their east London flat while she used to be eleven, and spent the following years dwelling in a hostel.

“It wasn’t as damp as our antique flat. The dwelling prerequisites there we higher.” Said Betty of the location. “There have been different households dwelling there so we all the time had corporate, however it used to be now not house. You did not have so much privateness. It used to be very unsettling.”

Betty’s arduous knock lifestyles got here to an finish while she used to be noticed via style scout in London’s Tottenham Court Road at 15; the similar age as Campbell while she used to be singled out from the gang in London’s Covent Garden.


READ: Naomi Campbell on racism at the catwalk

However, in all probability probably the most well-known rags to riches style story of all of them is that of Russian stick insect Natalia Vodianova, who had little greater than goals whilst rising up within the commercial town of Nizhny Novgorod (earlier referred to as Gorky), the place she spent her early lifestyles promoting fruit in the street to offer enhance for her unmarried mom, and autistic more youthful part-sister, Oksana, who additionally has cerebral palsy.

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