30 JUNE 2008

There's no better time to cement the beginnings of a new relationship than the sizzling months of a summer - a fact certainly not lost on catwalk queen Naomi Campbell. The statuesque beauty has cast off for her second Mediterranean cruise this month with new love, Brazilian entrepreneur Marcus Elias.

The couple were the picture of bliss as they shared a kiss in St Tropez after Marcus emerged from the azure waters to join the model on deck. And they were spotted being equally affectionate earlier in the month when Naomi joined the 49-year-old for on a luxury cruise around the Italian island of Capri.

Naomi, 38, also showed off her dapper beau at Nelson Mandela's birthday concert last Friday in London. The couple met at a magazine party in Sao Paulo in February and reports of a romance sparked when they were spotted together at the Cannes Film Festival three months later. Pals of Naomi say she's smitten with the handsome billionaire.

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The catwalk queen shares a romantic moment on board a yacht off St Tropez with her Brazilian boyfriend Marcus Elias Photo: © Big PicturesClick on photo to enlarge