Jourdan Dunn attends the MOBO Awards 2011 at the SECC on October 5, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Sandy Young/Getty Images)

London born supermodel Jourdan Dunn is speaking up in support of the Sickle Cell Society. The 21-year-old model has been fortunate to have a successful career, but has had to overcome many obstacles in her personal life. More recently, her son Riley’s battle with sickle-cell anemia. With support from the fashion industry, Dunn has been able to put motherhood before her profession and still remain a success. The Daily Mail reports:

She has been dubbed the next Naomi Campbell and after being scouted in her local Primark at the tender age of fifteen, she sashayed down the Prada catwalk just a year later.

She then went on to be shot by the one-and-only Steven Meisel for Vogue and has shot campaigns for the most prestigious labels from Burberry to Yves Saint Laurent.

But, away from the catwalk, Jourdan Dunn’s life hasn’t always been so glamorous.

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