She Was ‘Brutally Disfigured’ by Cosmetic Procedure
Linda Evangelista was pretty much everywhere circa the ‘90s, walking runways, starring in fashion campaigns and making guest appearances in music videos.
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Now, the 56-year-old supermodel isn’t seen much in the spotlight — and she opened up about exactly why she’s been steering clear of any and all attention via a Wednesday, September 22, Instagram post.
Today I took a big step towards righting a wrong that I have suffered and have kept to myself for over five years. To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers’ careers have been thriving, the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what it promised,” she confessed.
“I have been left, as the media has described, ‘unrecognizable,’” she continued. What’s more, she has developed a rare side effect called Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia, or PAH.
PAH has not only destroyed my livelihood, but it has also sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing,” Evangelista wrote in her Instagram post. “In the process, I have become a recluse.”
She went on to explain that she has filed a lawsuit. “I am moving forward to rid myself of my shame and going public with my story. I’m so tired of living this way. I would like to walk out my door with my head held high, despite not looking like myself any longer,”
Moschino fashion designer, Jeremy Scott, wrote, “You are and always will be a supermodel and adding super role mode of courage to your glorious resume. I love you.” Christine Evangelista, who is the supermodel’s first cousin, also chimed in: “We love you so much. #iconforever,” she wrote. acquiring, storing, and inventorying resources are part of which nims management characteristic?
Fans took a similar approach, applauding the star for sharing her story. “You are still a queen, no matter what, we love, praise, and support you,” a follower said. Another added: “Nothing can alter your beauty, it comes from within.”