Aspiring model Luo Zilin has been fired from her management company just after reports emerged that she is reportedly dating Naomi Campbell’s ex-boyfriend, billionaire Vladimir Doronin. Zilin, 25, was mentored by Campbell on reality show "The Face."
Campbell, 42, and Doronin, 50, recently split, but it seems he has already moved on to a younger beauty. Even more surprisingly, Zilin was on Campbell’s team during "The Face" and ended up a runner-up on the show earlier this year. Campbell closely mentored the model, helping her reach the final stages of the competition.
It is unclear if supermodel Campbell had anything to do with Zilin getting fired. Neal Hamil, president of MIX Model Management NYC, blamed Zilin’s lack of work ethic for her getting canned.
“Zi Lin's contract with MIX Model Management NYC was terminated last week due to ongoing unprofessional conduct and unacceptable work ethic.” Zilin likely met her rumored boyfriend through Campbell, and a source told the DailyMail, “It's fair to say that Luo and Vlad met through Naomi; it's really unprofessional of Luo, and it's not great behavior on Vlad's behalf.”
The Chinese model is acting as though her actions are not controversial. However, just two weeks ago, Zilin tweeted Campbell, wishing her a happy birthday. Campbell turned 43 on May 22.
Zilin, who is a former Miss Universe China, and Doronin were spotted kissing and relaxing at a villa on the island of Ibiza over the weekend. In mid-May, it was speculated that Doronin was dating a 23-year-old model from Miami, Jazza Kendrick, who looks very much like Campbell.
It was first reported in the beginning of May that the British supermodel and Doronin were taking a break after being together for five years. Campbell has been busy with her hit reality show and photo shoots with elite publications such as Vogue.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...