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Naomi Campbell walks the catwalk in the Issa fashion show during London Fashion Week at the BFT Tent, Somerset House on Sept. 20, 2009, in London, England.

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell -- who has a temper-laced reputation of being no angel herself -- came away from her November 2007 meeting with Hugo Chavez calling him a "rebel angel." Campbell interviewed Chavez as a contributing editor for British GQ magazine -- she in a white Fendi dress, he in his trademark bright-red button-down shirt. She asked Chavez if he would ever pose shirtless like judo master and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Chavez said, "Why not? Touch my muscles!" Did it get any deeper than that? Not really. They certainly had their anti-administration views in line -- "I hate Bush," Campbell told the Brazilian media just before receiving an invitation from Caracas -- even though she said she wasn't there to be political. "I found him to be fearless, but not threatening or unreasonable," she wrote. "I hope Venezuela's relations with America will improve in the immediate future." Afterward, Venezuelan media claimed that Chavez fell head over heels for the model and that an underground -- unsubstantiated -- courtship had commenced.
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