Celebrity Parents Naomi Campbell Calls Herself 'Lucky' to Have 'Wonderful' Baby Daughter: 'I Have a Dream Child' Naomi Campbell announced in May that she welcomed her first baby By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 17, 2021 11:36 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Naomi Campbell. Photo: Kristy Sparow/Getty Images Naomi Campbell is giving rare insight into her life as a new mom. The supermodel spoke with Zeinab Badawi for BBC's HARDtalk on Friday about being named the new ambassador to the Queen's Commonwealth Trust this week, and toward the end of the interview, she was asked what it's like becoming a first-time parent. "I'm really lucky," says Campbell, 51, adding of her baby daughter, "I think I have a dream child. She is wonderful. She's so very independent already. Very smart, alert. Sleeps 12 hours. A good girl." Campbell adds that she will "absolutely" instill her family values and raise her daughter to be a strong, independent woman, adding, "right down to the hygiene part." Back in May, Campbell made the surprise announcement that she had welcomed her first baby, sharing a sweet photo of her hand holding the infant's feet on Instagram. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. RELATED: Naomi Campbell Set to Bring 'Amazing Visibility' to Queen's Global Charity Aiding Young Leaders "A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother," Campbell wrote at the time. "So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love." RELATED VIDEO: Naomi Campbell Reveals She Had Bob Marley Music Playing During 'Special Moment' She Became a Mother In May 2017, Campbell told Evening Standard magazine she had thought about becoming a mother but wasn't in a rush to make it happen. "I think about having children all the time," she said at the time. "But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want." Campbell then told WSJ. Magazine in October 2019, as far as having kids went at that time, "Not yet — I'll see what the universe brings me."