Supermodel Linda Evangelista says cosmetic procedure left her “deformed”

Linda Evangelista rose to fame in the 1990s, gracing runways and magazine covers.  This photo is from 2009.

Linda Evangelista rose to fame in the 1990s, gracing runways and magazine covers. This photo is from 2009.

This was revealed this Thursday by who was one of the great supermodels of the 90s and who is 56 years old today, before his 900,000 followers on Instagram.

A cosmetic treatment she underwent five years ago increased rather than reduced her fat cells, a rare side effect, she explained.

“They have left me, as the media have described me, ‘unrecognizable.”

Evangelista explained that that was the reason why had disappeared from the public eye.

In the same publication, the Canadian model specified that she had undergone “two painful corrective surgeries that did not work” after the weight loss procedure in question, also known as body contouring surgery or contouring, would have the opposite effect.

“For my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my colleagues’ careers have prospered: the reason is that I was brutally disfigureda by (a procedure) that ended up doing the opposite of what he promised, ”Evangelista explained.

“An inmate”

Linda Evangelista

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Evangelista posing for a group of photographer on the red carpet at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

“(The procedure) not only destroyed my livelihood, but has plunged me into a cycle of great depression, deep sadness and deep self-loathingHe added.

“In the process, I have become a recluse.”

In her post on Instagram, the star explained that she wanted to tell her story to the public to can go ahead with her life and let it be understood that she would sue the company that, according to her, is responsible.

The company Linda Evangelista claims to have come to for the cosmetic procedure has not yet responded to the BBC’s request for comment.

“Yes I look like me”

“I’m so tired of living this way,” Evangelista continued.

“I would like walk out the door with your head held high, even though I no longer look like me ”.

This non-surgical procedure, which has gained popularity in recent years, uses low temperatures to reduce fat deposits in certain areas of the body.

Describing the “very rare but serious side effect” that he had experienced, Evangelista explained that “it means that the fat cells from the place he was treated grow more instead of being done smaller“.

“It is not fully understood why this happens,” he added.

From left to right: Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington in 1989.

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From left to right: Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington in 1989.

Linda Evangelista rose to fame in the 1990s as part of a group of emerging supermodels.

He walked through the most prestigious catwalks in the world and was several times the cover of thes different editions of thefamous magazine Vogue.

Super role model of courage

He also appeared in a music video for the late musician George Michael alongside his colleagues Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington.

Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and stylist Karla Welch expressed their support with comments on Evangelista’s post, as did designers Jeremy Scott and Brandon Maxwell.

“Are and you will always be a supermodel, you now add (the) super role model of courage to your glorious résumé, ”Scott wrote, while Paltrow posted a red heart-shaped emoji.

“I have always recognized you as someone who was physically beautiful, yes, but the most important thing is that you really did shine from within … In your darkest moments, never forget the light with which you have illuminated so many of us and still continue to do so,” he wrote. Brandon Maxwell.

For her part, her model colleague Karen Elson showed her all her affection: “Sweet Linda. I love you very much, are very brave and marvelous”.

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