Naomi Campbell Blames Alcohol for Her Violent Past

“Blame it on the alcohol” is truer than ever–at least in Naomi Campbell’s case.

The legendary model, who’s had a history of bad behavior, tells Life & Style magazine that she gave up drinking in recent years. “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…I gave up drinking alcohol. Not drinking makes me a lot happier.”

The British bombshell has had 10 documented cases of violence between 1998 and 2008. Although she doesn’t say alcohol was directly involved, it probably didn’t help either. Fortunately, life is good for “Queen of the Runway” today. When she’s not globetrotting with billionaire boyfriend Vladisdav Doronin, she’s preparing for the February premiere of reality series The Face.  

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