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Is Naomi Campbell going bald?

entertainment Updated: Jun 30, 2010 15:47 IST

NaomiSupermodel Naomi Campbell shocked onlookers when she accidentally revealed a bald patch beneath her long wig while shooting in New York.

The 40-year-old star was shooting for designer Dennis Basso's in New York when a gust of wind caught her off-guard and revealed signs of a receding hairline.

It seems that years of wearing tight hair extensions have taken as toll on the model's natural hair, causing severe breakage. Hair loss associated with hair braiding, weaving, and extensions is known as 'traction alopecia', Daily Mail reported.

Celebrities like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham and Alexandra Burke are all reported to have suffered similar symptoms as a result of their extensions.

While prolonged traction can cause permanent loss of hair in the affected areas, it is reversible if caught early.

She wore a green swimsuit and also paraded a series of fur coats for the shoot.

Campbell, a PETA campaigner who famously declared in the 90s that she would rather go naked than wear fur, had a change of heart in recent years.