A year after publicly asserting that a fat-freezing procedure “brutally disfigured” her, Linda Evangelista is featured on the cover of British Vogue.
Finding work with things sticking out of me will be challenging without retouching, squeezing into things, taping things, compressing things, or other sneaky methods.
Nearly a year after she claimed that the fat-freezing CoolSculpting procedure left her “brutally deformed,” supermodel Linda Evangelista is featured on the cover of British Vogue.
For context, Linda received therapy for paradoxical adipose hyperplasia in 2016, which resulted in the targeted fat cells protruding and hardening rather than shrinking. Since then, her claim for severe injuries against Zeltiq Aesthetics has been settled.
She sobbed as she told British Vogue, “I wouldn’t have taken that chance if I had known side effects may include losing your livelihood and you’ll end up so depressed that you loathe yourself.”
Linda claimed that television news advertisements were how she first learned about the treatment. “Do you like what you see in the mirror?” they would inquire. They were addressing me. It had to do with patches of stubborn fat that wouldn’t go away. It stated there would be no recovery time or surgery, and I swallowed the magic elixir because I’m a little conceited, she added.
“Am I mentally cured? Absolutely not,” she emphasised, saying that she had tried liposuction, compression clothing, and even giving up food to address the adverse effects. Linda claims that she is still unable to touch herself or look in the mirror.
In fact, Linda is almost completely obscured in the Vogue spread. I won’t be wearing a swimsuit, that much is certain. Finding work with things sticking out of me will be challenging without retouching, squeezing into things, taping things, compressing things, or fooling, she said. Her cheeks, jaw, and neck are later pulled back using tape and elastics for the Vogue photographs. In reality, she explained, “I can’t walk around with tape and elastics all over the place.”
What do you know? I’m trying to accept who I am, but because of the pictures…,” she added. “I always believe that we are here to foster fantasies. Dreams are being made by us. I believe that is permitted. Additionally, these photos address all of my fears, allowing me to pursue my passion.
The whole article can be found in the September issue of British Vogue, which goes on sale starting on August 23 and is available for digital download.