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Natalia Vodianova is best known as the supermodel who has graced the cover of Vogue, walked the catwalk for the likes of Chanel and Versace.

But Vodianova has a dream that couldn't be further from the glitzy world of fashion -- to build 500 play parks in her native Russia.

Vodianova, born and raised in Russia, was in the country during the 2004 Beslan school siege, in which at least 339 hostages, around half of them children, were killed.

Deeply affected by the tragedy she returned to New York, where she was living at the time, determined to do something to help the surviving children.

Vodianova organized a fundraising event that generated $350,000 to build the children a playground and she founded her charity, the "Naked Heart Foundation." Read full article »

CNN Producer Deborah Rivers contributed to this report

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