Supermodel Comes Out Of Hiding After Plastic Surgery Left Her Seriously Disfigured

Former Supermodel Linda Evangelista was spotted on a rare outing months after sharing the first photos of her body following a botched fat-freezing procedure that left her ‘Permanently Deformed’.

In the photos you can see below, 57-year-old Linda went makeup-free while running errands in New York City. For the summer day, Linda had her hair pulled back in a bun and wore a pair of transparent, wide-rimmed glasses.

The 57-year-old Canadian supermodel underwent a fat-freezing procedure back in 2016 that has left her face “permanently deformed” – forcing her to live in “shame.”

The fashion icon opted for an oversized denim jacket, a pair of black sweatpants, and some chic Birkenstock sandals. She looked deep in thought while waiting for her Uber. Later in the day, she switched into a long, flowing dress while holding a bouquet of flowers while making her way into a building.

Linda has stayed largely out of the public eye for the last six years because she developed Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia, which is a hardening of localized fat.

Even after undergoing two corrective surgeries, which did not help the issue, Evangelista revealed she fell into depression and became a “recluse.” Earlier this year, she gave People magazine an exclusive look at her body now because she was “done hiding” and no longer wanted to live with the shame. Even though she came forward, the fashionista has kept a relatively low profile since then.

More details from AWM:

The Canadian supermodel was married to 72-year-old French agent Gerald Marie. He allegedly ran a sex ring within his multinational modeling agency. He was one of the most powerful men in the fashion industry when he became the European chief of Elite Model Management throughout the 1980s and 1990s.One of his victims was 53-year-old model Carre Sutton. She filed an ongoing lawsuit against the French agent, claiming that he raped her when she was a sixteen-year-old girl recruited into the modeling agency back in 1985. She claimed that Marie “trafficked” her and other women “to other wealthy men around Europe, where he was reportedly known as the ‘Harvey Weinstein of the fashion industry.’”Evangelista revealed in an Instagram post back in September that she was hiding from the limelight because of her botched plastic surgery. She underwent a procedure known as CoolSculpting, which is a form of cryolipolysis. The procedure is designed to decrease the size of fat cells. However, it failed to work as planned for the former supermodel, and she began developing “bulges” around her body.

With so many of her fellow supermodel colleagues still working in the industry, let’s hope this is a sign that Evangelista might be open to a return to the runway. Or, perhaps continuing to share her tale because it’s a great reminder to love the body we are in — and her story is a powerful one.