Naomi Campbell Quits Booze and Calms Down

By Ben Feuerherd 01/28/13

The notoriously ill-behaved supermodel says she's a "different person" now.

Sober Campbell won't be throwing any more

Naomi Campbell may be infamous for behaving badly, but the supermodel says she's a "different person" since going off the radar last year to address some personal problems. One of those problems, evidently, was booze. "I gave up drinking alcohol," she tells Life & Style magazine. "Not drinking makes me a lot happier." The British model and actress claims that drinking made her moody and contributed to her well-publicized temper tantrums, some of which got her in trouble with the law. In 2010, Cambell was arrested after assaulting two police officers at London's Heathrow airport; and in 2007, she was ordered to anger management in New York after allegedly throwing her BlackBerry at her maid's head. But Campbell says these booze-fueled antics are a thing of the past, and the new Naomi would much prefer to stay out of the spotlight. "If people think they know me, they can think again," she says. "Most people think they know me because they say, 'We've seen your pictures here and there for years,' but when I'm not working or anything, I try to live a private, quiet life."

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Benjamin Feuerherd is a city reporter at the New York Post. He has previously worked for The Daily Beast and NBC. You can find him on Linkedin and Twitter