Former supermodel Linda Evangelista has filed a lawsuit against a cosmetic surgery company because she says they left her “brutally disfigured.”
“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 which did the opposite of what it promised,” she posted on social media.
The model claimed that she suffered a rare side effect called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) after the procedures.
Linda Evangelista posted that a procedure left her disfigured which led her to depression and isolation 8h ago and you're saying this ??? https://t.co/D2yRdNgh67
— was careyspearss ミ☆ (@MDNASPEARSS) September 23, 2021
“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 said.
Evangelista says she had multiple procedures between 2015 and 2016 to reduce fat on her thighs, abdomen, back, flanks and chin.
Linda Evangelista for Interview Magazine (2013) photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott pic.twitter.com/2zCj4tcGOa
— JIL SLANDER. (@_mothers__) September 23, 2021
She is seeking $50 million in damages for lost income and emotional distress and says she is now unemployable as a model.
Tags ·Linda Evangelista