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Naomi Campbell's idol is Boy George

Naomi Campbell's idol is Boy George

Naomi Campbell used to sit outside Boy George's house "for hours".

The 46-year-old supermodel was a huge fan of the singer and his band Culture Club when she was growing up and now feels lucky to have starred in two of the group's videos and to call her idol a "friend".

She said: "He was my childhood idol and I'm glad to be able to call him a personal friend.

"I used to sit outside his house with my friend for hours with magazines or whatever else we wanted him to sign.

"As a fan, I feel lucky to have appeared in two Culture Club videos. When I was 13, I played a tap-dancing chorus girl in 'I'll Tumble 4 Ya' video. The following year, they cast me in another of their videos, 'Mistake No. 3'. I absolutely loved Culture Club and Boy George and I still do."

Despite her love of Culture Club, Naomi was more excited about appearing in a Bob Marley video when she was just seven years old.

She told Attitude magazine: "I have to say, out of all the videos I've appeared in, I think the Bob Marley one is the most exciting. I was just seven years old and it was my first music video.

"I was too young to understand much of it but I remember being a bit nervous when I was taken to meet him.

"My family loved reggae music. I still clearly remember there being lots of Bob Marley being played on the radio at home. Having those opportunities at such a young age was amazing."