• Supermodel Naomi Campbell ties up with Lotus for special edition 2010 Lotus Evoras to help the people of Haiti

A lot of us assume that supermodels are only good for cat-walking, lip-pouting and posing in front of flashing cameras. To be fair, it’s an extremely short-sighted stereotype and if you try to give some time into understanding these women – or in some cases, men – you’ll know that they’re more than just gorgeous faces and beautiful bodies.

Take Naomi Campbell for example. Long regarded as one of the most alluring supermodels in the world, Naomi using her stature and influence as a supermodel for a completely humanitarian cause.

Campbell recently tied-up with Lotus on a special project called “Naomi for Haiti”, a project wherein Lotus will auction off eight special-edition 2010 Lotus Evoras with all the proceeds directly going to relief efforts in the devastated country of Haiti.

Continued after the jump

Designed by Lotus design director Donato Coco with the help of Naomi Campbell herself, these special-edition Evoras reflect a dynamic color scheme that is highlighted by cultural influences of Haiti, most notable of which is the Haitian flag emblazoned on the two doors with the words “Naomi for Haiti” accompanying it.

As we’ve mentioned, all eight special-edition Evoras will be up for auction with the first one rolling out at the Fashion for Relief charity event, which is also being spearheaded by Campbell, on February 18 during the London Fashion Week. As far as the remaining cars are concerned, they will likewise be up for auction beginning on February 19 until February 28 at the project’s official website, www.naomiforhaiti.com.

Each of the winning bidders, as well as the total money raised by the project, will get a special mention from Naomi Campbell herself at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Like we said, stereotypes have always been a bane to society and – unfair as it may sound – supermodels like Naomi Campbell fall under their own type of typecasting. But as Naomi Campbell has proven time and again, supermodels are more than just eye-candy; they know how to make a difference too.

Source: Lotus

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
About the author
What do you think?
Show Comments


  (778) posted on 02.16.2010

Well, who could blame people if they look at them as carefree people? The same way as we can’t blame ourselves for calling them judgmental. Anyways. I think it’s great that someone like her is out there trying to make a difference by helping. I think that the money they will be able to raise with this fund raiser will really help a lot of people along the way. I do hope that it sells for a good price.

  (937) posted on 02.15.2010

for sure it well help a lot on the people who is in need of help in haiti, hopefully more celebrities do the same as naomi.

Car Finder: