*Supermodel Naomi Campbell, against her own expectations, is planning to celebrate her 40th birthday in grand style with a party on the French Riviera thrown by her billionaire Russian boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin.

“I thought I’d never actually make this birthday,” she said. “I’ve had times when it was hard for me to look at myself in the mirror, because I didn’t really like who I was. Anger wasn’t the only one of my issues — I have lots of them. I had to get clean and stay in the AA program. I understand what keeps me on the right path.”

Doronin is reportedly spending “millions” organizing “the party of the year” for the runway diva that will coincide with the Cannes Film Festival in May, reports the New York Post.

Invites are already being sent out and people are expected to jet in from New York, London and Moscow,” according to a source for Page Six.

“Vladimir is planning and paying for the whole event, which is slated for May 22 in or near Cannes,” said the source. “There will be a series of events for Naomi leading up to the big party at a secret location, which is believed to be on a super-yacht.”