Linda Evangelista, one of the most popular models of all time, sued the beauty treatment company. The Canadian is demanding $ 50 million in damages for, she wrote, for being “brutally disfigured”.
Linda Evangelista, one of the world’s most influential figures in modeling, filed a lawsuit in New York’s federal court on Tuesday, demanding $ 50 million in damages from the beauty company. The supermodel accuses the beauty treatment company of neglect and misleading advertising, and of failing to inform its clients about the possible side effects of the treatment, the Reuters agency explained on Thursday evening.
On Thursday, 56-year-old Evangelista decided to publicly explain why she disappeared from public life more than five years ago. “To those of you who have wondered why I am not working, although my colleagues’ careers are booming, I need to explain that the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting treatment, and the effect was counterproductive. It caused an increase, not a decrease. fat tissue, which made my body permanently deformed despite having undergone two painful, ineffective corrective surgery. I am – as the media put it – “unlike myself” – she told followers of her Instagram profile.
Linda Evangelista underwent cryolipolase treatment
The treatment Evangelista underwent is cryolipolysis, which involves treating the tissue with a low temperature, which then dies and is naturally excreted by the body. One of the rare side effects is “paradoxical adipose hyperplasia” (PAH), which is excessive fat gain.
Evangelista remarked that she had not been informed “about the risks associated with the procedure.” PAH not only deprived me of the opportunity to earn, but also drove me into a spiral of depression, penetrating sadness and deep self-loathing. With time, I became a loner “- she confessed.
“With this lawsuit, I want to move forward and let go of my shame, share my story with others. I’m fed up with living this way. I would like to leave the house with my head held high, even though I will never look like I used to again” – she wrote.
Linda Evangelista – who she is
Evangelista began her modeling career as a 19-year-old when she moved to New York City. In 1988, she cut her hair, promoting a hairstyle named “The Linda” in her honor. In 1990, she starred with Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Tatjana Patitz in Peter Lindbergh’s famous session for the British edition of “Vogue”, which in fashion history is referred to as the beginning of the supermodel era. Due to the ease with which she changed her appearance, the Evangelist was considered a “chameleon.”
The Canadian was known as the longtime muse of photographer Steven Meisel. She became famous for saying, “For less than $ 10,000, I don’t even get out of bed.”
She has appeared on over 700 covers of fashion and lifestyle magazines. In the 1980s and 1990s, she was one of the most famous women in the world. She is known not only as one of the most important models in history. For years, she has been actively supporting charities that work for HIV-infected and AIDS patients. It is also actively involved in the fight against breast cancer.
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