Linda Evangelista is comfortable with the aging process — but she doesn’t mind a few tweaks here and there.
She appears alongside fellow Superstars Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell in the new Vogue magazine They fanned out to promote their upcoming AppleTV+ documentary Super models The Canadian supermodel, 58, shared her thoughts on getting older.
“I don’t mind and didn’t care about aging. Getting old gets us where we want to be, and that, to me, is a long life,” she explained. “Kevin Aucoin was so afraid of wrinkles and never got them. I want wrinkles—but I Botox my forehead so I’m a hypocrite—but I want to get old. I want to watch my son grow into a good young man. I just want to stay.”
While other women have largely maintained a solid presence in front of the cameras in recent years, Evangelista has stepped back from the spotlight, focusing largely on raising her son Augie, 16, but her refusal to appear in front of the camera has been largely due to disfigurement. She struggled in 2015 to 2016 after undergoing seven sessions of CoolSculpting on her jawline, back, abdomen and thighs.
Advertised as a non-surgical body contouring procedure, Evangelista discovered she suffered from a rare complication called paradoxical fat hyperplasia (PAH), which causes the patient to grow hard fatty tissue in the affected areas.
Evangelista was so cagey about her experience that her fellow models were unaware of what she had been through until 2021, when she told them the night before. the people The cover story is out. In addition to disclosing the disfigurement photos, she said she sued CoolSculpting’s parent company, Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. , for $50 million in damages. They settled down later.
“I can’t live with it anymore,” Evangelista said. Vogue magazine. “I wanted out.”
In the the people In the story, Evangelista talked about how she had largely become reclusive as a result of the damage done to her body. She even underwent “two painful and unsuccessful corrective surgeries” and was left “as described by the media,” unrecognizable.
She explained, “I loved being on the podium. Now I’m afraid to run into someone I know.” “I can’t live like this any longer, in hiding and in shame. I couldn’t live in this pain any longer. I’m ready to speak at last.”
A year after sharing her experience, Evangelista returned to modeling when she appeared on the cover of a magazine British Vogue They wear a red scarf, hat and raincoat. Only her face is revealed in the photos, as she has not yet fully recovered. However, she spoke candidly about her experience.
She said, “If I had known that the side effects might include losing your livelihood and you would end up so depressed that you would hate yourself…”
Evangelista returned to the runway in September of 2022, wearing a Tiffany blue dress to show off her stuff at Fendi’s New York Fashion Week show. This was her first runway appearance in 15 years.
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