Linda Evangelista returns to modeling after CoolSculpting procedure
Linda Evangelista is back and better than ever.
The model stunned fans with a glamorous photo of her return to modeling on Saturday.
Evangelista, 57, stars in a Fendi campaign, marking her first gig since undergoing a botched CoolSculpting procedure.
The OG model poses in several hats and handbags, promoting a Fendi fashion show which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the brand’s iconic baguette-style bag in September, adding that she is “so grateful” to all the people involved.
Fellow models Carla Bruni and Karen Elson commented, “You look so beautiful honey” and “Oh my god YES LINDA!”
Tons of other people also showed their support in the comments section, including Marc Jacobs, January Jones, Debi Mazar and many more.
In September 2021, Evangelista revealed her CoolSculpting disaster. And although she has since shared photos, it is her return to the modeling world.
“To my followers who wondered why I hadn’t worked out when my peers’ careers were thriving, the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what ‘she promised,’ she wrote.
The cosmetic procedure forced her “into a cycle of deep depression, deep sadness and the lowest depths of self-loathing” which caused her to “become a recluse”.
The model filed a lawsuit the same month to sue CoolSculpting’s parent company, Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. She claimed the treatment ‘increased, not decreased’ her fat cells and left her ‘permanently deformed’ despite “painful and unsuccessful corrective surgeries”.
Celebrity friends including designer Isaac Mizrahi, fellow superstar Christy Turlington and Paulina Porizkova applauded her for speaking out.