The modeling industry, just like any other profession, can burn out the people that stand out the most. The supermodels of the modeling industry can become such a powerful force, but the power that they have can be drained. Many models will totally retreat from the modeling industry and have nothing more to do with this type of environment. Naomi Campbell has been modeling since she was a child, but she never seemed to tire. She has persisted, and she has been able to avoid model burnout.
There is a reason that Naomi Campbell has been able to stay relevant but avoid model burnout. She started before she was old enough to legally drive, but she is still modeling as an adult that is just a few years shy of being 50 years old. Most people would wonder how she could put this off. Her secrets are really secrets though. She has simply went about he modeling career in a different way.
She graced the cover of magazines, but she would also get involved in a few cameo appearances on television shows. She would never commit to a full time character on television, but these rare appearances planted the seeds for her to obtain more jobs. She would model in fashion shows and walk the runway, but she would not run the course of her modeling career to the point where she had to compete with other younger women for a spot. In other words, Naomi Campbell always managed to stay in her lane.
As she got older she would drift away from modeling casually, but she was a fascinating person. She was able to get roles in movies because she had already proven that she could act. She would also appear on television again and get back into photo shoots and magazine covers. Naomi Campbell has been able to shine because she has refused to let herself get burned out by the industry.