Model Campbell welcomes baby girl

Congratulations poured in from fashion industry figures as Naomi Campbell posted news of her baby.
Congratulations poured in from fashion industry figures as Naomi Campbell posted news of her baby.

Model Naomi Campbell has announced on social media that she has welcomed her first child and shared a photo of her cradling her daughter's feet.

"A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother, So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love," Campbell, 50, wrote on Instagram.

The post had been liked 417,000 times in the hour after it was posted.

Campbell's mother Valerie Morris Campbell also shared the same photo with a message congratulating her daughter and said: "I'm beyond thrilled as I've waited a longtime to be grandmother."

No details of the birth or the baby's name were given.

Campbell was the first black model to appear on the covers of French Vogue and Time magazine.

She was also the first black model on the cover of US Vogue's key September issue.

In 2017, Campbell spoke about her desire to be a mother and said "with the way science is I think I can do it when I want".

The British native began her career as a teenager and has modelled for fashion heavyweights such as Versace, Chanel, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Australian Associated Press