Born in 1965, Linda Evangelista is one of the most prominent faces of the 1990s fashion industry. She is an indispensable member of the “legendary Big 6” – 6 cult supermodels who made an era. of the fashion village.
Along with Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista also forms a trio of supermodels so famous that they have been dubbed “The Trinity”.
“The Trinity” current version
The Canadian beauty has been a muse for fashion houses including Gianni Versace, Karl Lagerfeld and photographer Steven Meisel, and has been the cover star for top Vogue magazines. Linda Evangelista was so influential that when she cut her hair, the phrase “The Linda” echoed in salons around the world.
The beauty queen of the fashion capital
Linda Evangelista caught the eye of Elite’s modeling manager when she attended the Miss Teen Niagara pageant at the age of 16. Although she did not win this contest, she gave Linda a huge opportunity with her life.
Linda admits, she has always been obsessed with fashion since she was just a school girl.
“Since the age of 12, I have determined that modeling is what I want to do.”Linda shared.
After signing with Elite, Evangelista’s career went up like a kite. Within a few years, she was featured in campaigns in New York and Paris, and appeared on the covers of Vogue. In 1988, hairstylist Julien d’Ys decided to give Linda a short haircut, which once worried the beauty would hinder her career.
But within two months, Linda Evangelista achieved the title of “grand slam” of Vogue, when appearing on the cover of this magazine in 4 major countries US, France, Italy and UK. (Grand slam is a term used in tennis, with a player winning four Grand Slams in the same year being the pinnacle of achievement.)
Since then, people have seen Linda Evangelista’s hairstyle everywhere, from the hostess to the salesperson or the girls on the street.
Linda Evangelista was married to Gérald Marie, owner of Elite Model Management, in the early years of her career. In 1992, the two broke up, she should also be with actor Kyle MacLachlan. The couple was engaged to each other but then split after 6 years together.
In the first years of the 21st century, Linda Evangelista was active in both modeling and community and charity activities. The beauty has had many active activities for research on AIDS/HIV, breast cancer…
In 2006, Linda Evangelista welcomed her first son, the result of a short love story between her and French businessman François-Henri Pinault.
Since 2016, Linda Evangelista has almost completely disappeared from the fashion industry.
“I’m afraid of meeting people I know”
On September 23, 2021, Linda Evangelista posted on her personal page a rather long post revealing her life story for the first time after 5 years of seclusion.
“To those who regularly follow my activities, many people have questioned why I no longer appear as a model, while the careers of my friends are continuing to reap the benefits. was successful, the reason being that I was severely disfigured after a cosmetic procedure, which turned out to be the complete opposite of what I was promised.” Linda Evangelista shared.
Linda Evangelista said she sought plastic surgery because of concerns about aging, but the results were extremely serious.
As revealed by the beauty, the consequences of plastic surgery not only froze all working opportunities, but also made her fall into depression, even hating herself. “I used to love being on the catwalk, but now I’m afraid to meet someone I know.” Linda Evangelista sadly confided.
Fortunately, during that time, the young son was always the motivation for Linda Evangelista to love this life more. Linda Evangelista has decided to file a lawsuit against the cosmetic center that performs fat reduction surgery for lack of care during the procedure and failure to warn customers of complications.
Since 2016, because of surgical complications Linda Evangelista has been unemployed and living a complete reclusive life.
According to Linda Evangelista, the fact that she made everything public on her personal page is a big step forward in resolving the mistakes that she endured and kept to herself for the past 5 years.
“I can’t live like this anymore, in concealment and shame. I just can’t live in this pain any longer. I hope I can get rid of the shame and help others who are in the same situation as me. That is my goal. I won’t hide anymore.” Linda Evangelista shared.
In early 2022, Linda Evangelista reappeared on the cover of People, for the first time in 5 years because of plastic surgery complications. She shared: “I’m not done telling my story yet, and I will continue to share my experiences to come out of shame, learn to love myself again, and hopefully help others in the process.”
Linda Evangelista’s bravery received a lot of encouragement from old friends like Naomi, Christy Turlington… Hoping to see the chameleon of a brilliant fashion village again and love herself even more after the events. .