On Thursday July 7, Naomi Campbell graduated with an honorary PhD for her services to the fashion industry.
The supermodel took to the stage at London's Royal Festival Hall, having received her doctorate from the University for the Creative Arts, where she delivered an emotional speech.
A video uploaded by @theperfectmag showed the 52-year-old saying: 'I'm just thinking, yesterday I was on the runway doing Balenciaga,' while teary-eyed.
Campbell - one of the original 90s supermodels - was referring to the couture show she walked during Paris Fashion Week.
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She joined Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid to model key looks for the show.
Campbell, who was born in Streatham South London, was scouted in 1986 when she was just 15. She later walked her first runway show for Jasper Conran in the same year.
Having walked for heavyweight designers, such as Chanel, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Dior - the list is endless - and been photographed by the likes of Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth and Helmut Newton, she became a household name.
In 2005, Campbell founded the charity Fashion for Relief, which has fund-raised fashion shows for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the India terrorist attacks in 2009, the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the 2011 Japan earthquake.
The British Fashion Council 's Fashion Icon award-winner recently became a first-time mum to a baby girl.
We'll watch this space to see her mini-me follows in her footsteps.
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