Linda Evangelista Files $50M Lawsuit Over Disfiguring Cosmetic Treatment

Linda Evangelista, an ex-supermodel, is suing for $50 million, claiming that plastic surgery “brutally deformed” her and caused her to withdraw from the public eye.

The Canadian supermodel revealed in an Instagram post from 2015 that she had undergone fat-reduction surgery when she was younger.

Linda Evangelista Files $50M Lawsuit Over Disfiguring Cosmetic Treatment

She posted on Wednesday, “To my fans who have questioned why I have not been working while my classmates’ careers have been booming.

The answer is that I was cruelly disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting surgery which did the opposite of what it promised.”

She Claimed That She Developed Side Effects

She claimed that she experienced the uncommon but potentially serious complication known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) as a result of the treatments.

She explained that she had become a recluse because “PAH has not only wrecked my livelihood.

But has driven me into a cycle of deep melancholy, terrible sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing.”

Who is Linda Evangelista?

The Canadian-born Linda Evangelista (10 May 1965) is widely regarded as one of the decade’s finest supermodels.

She has appeared on more than 700 different magazine covers, and is widely considered to be one of the most successful and influential models of all time.

Aside from being the longstanding “muse” of photographer Steven Meisel, Evangelista is famous for the quote, “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”

In 1984, after relocating from her native Canada to New York City, Evangelista began her modelling career by signing with Elite Model Management.

Evangelista trimmed her hair short in 1988 at the advice of photographer Peter Lindbergh. Not only did Evangelista’s career flourish.

As a result of the haircut, which became known as “The Linda,” but it also ushered in the era of the supermodel.


People published a fresh interview with Evangelista on February 16 in which she explains why she has been hiding from the public eye.

And includes graphic images depicting the emotional and physical suffering she has endured as a result of her CoolSculpting procedure.

Even though the fat-freezing method CoolSculpting has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

And is touted as a less intrusive alternative to liposuction, the model claims that it has left her “permanently disfigured.”

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