In new news, former supermodel Linda Evangelista has opened up about the mental health toll of her lengthy cosmetic procedure, telling British Vogue that she struggled with depression and at one point even stopped eating.
The 57-year-old also revealed that she was repeatedly influenced by TV commercials, which she said if she had known the side effects include losing your livelihood and becoming so depressed that you hate yourself.
Evangelista’s comments come a year after she filed a $50 million lawsuit against US firm Zeltic Aesthetics over the Cool Sculpting body-contouring procedure she said had brutally deformed her.
The Canadian model claimed she had not been exposed to a rare side effect called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia that causes swelling and thickening of fatty tissue.
The model was unveiled on Thursday as the star of the upcoming September issue of British Vogue, appearing on the cover of the UK edition for the first time in nearly 24 years. Rarely seen in public during the five years spent in “disguise”.
Evangelista discussed the various efforts made to repair the damage, including two liposuction treatments and the wearing of compression garments. I’ve kept my whole body tightly closed for eight weeks.
He said I just spent so much money and the only way to fix it was zero calories and so I just drank water or sometimes I would have a stick of celery or an apple.
Evangelista, a fashion mainstay in the 1980s and ’90s with fellow supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, said she was persuaded to give up body-contouring by commercials that were all-time fabulous sculpting ads.
It said no downtime no surgery and I drank magic potion and I will because I’m a little vain so I went for it and it backfired, Allergan Aesthetics, parent company of Zeltic Aesthetics, told CNN for comment at the time of settlement.
A representative for Zeltic told Vogue in a statement that the company is pleased to settle the matter with Ms. Evangelista, adding that our focus is on empowering confidence by providing safe, reliable beauty products and services backed by science.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for visible fat bulges in nine areas of the body. After years without modeling work, Evangelista participated in a high-profile campaign with Italian label Fendi in July. Acknowledged that it would be difficult to find a job with the things I was blown away by.
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Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath gently outlined the jaw and neck of her face with tape and elastics British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful welcomed Evangelista’s return to the spotlight.
She wrote in her editor’s note that there was a point in fashion when it didn’t matter how successful you were once your sales date ended.
I don’t stand for it and many others still don’t. So for a number of reasons I eagerly sensed Linda’s absence. Elsewhere in the interview the model talked about traveling to Japan at the age of 16 in the early 1980s.