Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's Hard Out There For A Supermodel


It was a night to remember for thousands of Led Zeppelin fans. But sadly for supermodel Naomi Campbell it was for all the wrong reasons.

The 37-year-old was left shaken after an over-zealous fan tried to rip the VIP security pass from around her neck after the one-off reunion gig at the O2 Arena on Monday evening.

An eyewitness said: "This guy, who looked a bit drunk, ran up alongside Naomi and tried to lift the passes from around her neck but it got tangled in her scarf and hair.

"He yanked the pass quite forcefully which dragged her down, half throttling her, before security stepped in."

"She was screaming 'He's got the pass' but it sounded as if she was being choked. The guy eventually got the pass and ran off. It all happened so quickly. Naomi looked very shaken."

Photographer Greg Brennan added: "People were doing anything to get their hands on one of those tickets. People were fighting all over the place."

Last night Miss Campbell's publicists tried to play down the incident, claiming the man had been a fan who asked for the pass as "memorabilia".

She said: "A fan came and asked Naomi for her pass at the end of the night, and the pass got caught in her hair as she was taking it off."

But Mr Brennan tells us: "That's not how it happened at all. She didn't give the pass voluntarily. I saw the guy sneaking up behind her, and grabbing the pass."

It topped off a dismal night for the model. Earlier in the evening, Miss Campbell had her BlackBerry phone, containing all her celebrity friends' personal contacts, stolen from her handbag.

A spokesman for the O2 Arena said: "Our security is excellent, and we didn't receive any complaints about the incident. Naomi Campbell did report that she had lost her phone, but she couldn't even remember whether she brought it with her or not."

According to one version of events, her bag, containing two mobile phones, was completely stolen.

She reportedly told one US gossip columnist on the night: "Someone stole my handbag. It had two phones in it."

The official version, from 37-year-old Naomi's publicity company (who, it must be noted, also publicised the concert) was that she simply had her Blackberry phone stolen during the gig, or that perhaps she just mislaid it.


Pics from the said incident below...

[Shout out to MM!]