Linda Evangelista Stuns Fans In 1st Modeling Job After Plastic Surgery Left Her 'Disfigured'

Taylor Sakellis
linda evangelista on the red carpet in 2015
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Linda Evangelista is one of the most recognizable supermodels in the world. Her face has graced the covers of countless magazines, advertisements, and commercials. She was one of the "it" girls in the '90s, and as far as I'm concerned, she still is an "it" girl in 2022.

As fans of the supermodel know, however, Linda has had a tragic past years after undergoing plastic surgery that made her look, in her words, "disfigured."

Now, the 57-year-old is appearing in her first advertisement since the surgery, and fans can't get over how fantastic she looks!

There's no denying that Ms. Linda Evangelista was the epitome of '90s glam.

linda evangelista in the hair and makeup chair
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Back then, being a supermodel like Tyra Banks, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Linda meant you were untouchable. So much of '90s pop culture revolved around these women, and because of that, Linda soon became one of the most recognizable faces in the world.

However, while all the aforementioned models were continuing their legacy well into the 2010s and early 2020s, there was one face that was missing.

In September of 2021, Linda revealed that she had been keeping a secret from her fans.

"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," she explained at the time.

"[It] did the opposite of what it promised. It increased, not decreased, my fat cells and left me permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful corrective surgeries. I have been left, as the media described, 'unrecognizable.'"

“I have developed Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia or PAH, a risk of which I was not made aware before I had the procedures," she continued.

"PAH has not only destroyed my livelihood, it has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing. In the process, I have become a recluse.”

She concluded her statement by letting fans know she was taking legal action against the company.

“With this 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 held held high, despite not looking like myself any longer.”

Now, the supermodel is heading upwards and onwards in a new campaign for Fendi, and can I just say — she looks absolutely stunning!

"I am so grateful" she captioned the photo, which features the supermodel posing with three baseball caps on her head and two handbags that most likely cost more than my house.

We're so proud of Linda, and we think she looks incredible!