“For less than $10,000 a day, we didn’t get up,” she once said in an interview with Vogue. Today, Linda Evangelista does not take a modeling job for another reason. She is forever “distorted”.
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He coined the term supermodel like no other: in the ’90s, Linda Evangelista was one of the most beautiful women in the world alongside Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Claudia Schiffer.
While her colleagues were still present decades later, the Canadian disappeared underground. The 56-year-old can no longer be seen in public. She hasn’t accepted modeling jobs for a long time, and Linda Evangelista only shares photos from the past on Instagram – and for some sad reason.
As the model has now revealed to her nearly 1 million followers on the social media platform, Evangelista was “brutally disfigured” through plastic surgery. I underwent ‘CoolSculpting’, a method of treating adipose tissue. But it had the opposite effect of what it promised. “It increased my fat cells, not decreased them.”
She is now ‘permanently disfigured’ – even after she’s had ‘two painful and unsuccessful corrections’. “I was defamed as described by the media,” Evangelista continued. The paparazzi took the last pictures of Linda Evangelista in 2017, a few months after her unsuccessful procedure. The old supermodel is hardly recognizable.
Linda Evangelista: Photographers took this photo in 2017. (Source: Splash News)
During ‘CoolSculpting’, Evangelista developed paradoxical lip hyperplasia (PAH). She was not informed of this in advance. “PAH not only destroyed my livelihood, but also plunged me into a cycle of deep depression, deep sadness, and horrific self-loathing. In the process, I became a hermit.”
Now Linda Evangelista wants to tell her story. “I’m tired of living like this. I want to walk out the door with my head held high,” even if she doesn’t look like herself anymore.