Naomi Campbell has surprised a teacher who shares her name.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

The 50-year-old model took to social media by sharing a clip of herself greeting her namesake after the teacher revealed that sharing the name had made her life difficult.

Naomi captioned the Instagram video: "Thank you Naomi Campbell @naomii_campbell_ to you and all the school #Teachers out there who put themselves on the frontlines everyday.

"Lovely meeting you and I hope now you will not be teased anymore, my new friend who bares the same name from Streatham #schoolteachersmatter #southlondongirls (sic)"

The teacher recently opened up about how moving to the area of South London where Campbell was born had made teasing she had received about her name even worse.

Naomi wrote in the Metro newspaper: "When I moved to Streatham in London from Leeds, aged 23, I was excited for what this new chapter of my life would bring.

"I didn't realise that I had inadvertently relocated to the birth place of my famous namesake, and that the jokes and comments that had followed me around my whole life were only going to get worse.

"I remember thinking, 'what are the chances? As if sharing a name wasn't enough.'

"Whenever I meet people in the area, or tell someone where I live, they ask questions like whether I know her mum, who apparently lives nearby. For the record, I don't."

Naomi also revealed that her famous name has caused her angst as a teenager as it made her stand out.

She explained: "Teenage anxieties meant I no longer wanted to stand out from the crowd, and having a name like mine often meant the opposite. I especially remember teachers drawing attention to it, even when my friends wouldn't.

"They would say things like, 'I can't wait to go home and tell everybody I teach Naomi Campbell'.

"Once other students found out I was flooded with questions, the main one being: 'Are you related to her?'.


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