Naomi Campbell (born May 22, 1970) is a British supermodel of Afro-Jamaican and Chinese descent. Aged 15 and while still a student at the Italia Conti Academy, Naomi Campbell was spotted by Beth Boldt, a former Ford model and head of the Synchro model agency, while window-shopping in Covent Garden. Naomi Campbell soon opted to become a fulltime model, signing with Elite Model Management. Although Naomi Campbell started her career as a catwalk model, she was quickly hired for various high-profile advertising campaigns, including Lee Jeans and Olympus Corporation, which introduced her to the American market. Naomi Campbell also completed campaigns for Ralph Lauren and François Nars. Aged 15 in April 1986, Naomi Campbell appeared on the cover of Elle, replacing a model who had canceled out of the appearance. In August 1988, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris as that publication's first Black cover girl. In addition to Vogue Paris, Naomi Campbell also became the first Black model to appear on the cover of Vogue UK, Vogue Nippon and Time magazine. She also appeared in the Victoria's Secret fashion show and in their catalogs. In total, Naomi Campbell has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers.