Former model Linda Evangelista (56) has sued the manufacturer of the used device for CHF46 million in compensation after a botched facelift. The 56-year-old has filed a lawsuit against Zeltiq Aesthetics in federal court in New York. In it, al-Kindi justifies the requested sum with “permanent injury and disfigurement, pain and suffering, severe psychological stress, anguish and economic losses.”
The complaint, submitted to Agence France-Presse, says that the fat-reduction process that occurred five years ago “ruined her career and her body.” She can no longer “earn an income as a model”.
You can no longer work as a model
Since the interventions in 2016, Al-Kindi has reportedly “no longer made any modeling income” – except for a subsequent push for a previous ad campaign for a fragrance. In her complaint, the former icon accuses the company of concealing potential side effects.
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Evangelista previously said in a statement on Instagram that she was “brutally disfigured” by a fat-reducing intervention from the cold. Using so-called cold sculpting backfired and “did the opposite of what it promised”: it increased the size of your fat cells instead of shrinking them and “permanently disfigured me.” The operation led to a disease called paradoxical obesity hyperplasia.
Even two painful and unsuccessful corrections didn’t change anything: “As the media called, I’m ‘unknown,'” explained the former model, who was in the ’90s with Claudia Schiffer (51), Cindy Crawford (55) and Naomi Campbell (51). year) has shaped fashion shows in New York and Paris, so she has withdrawn from the spotlight in recent years.
Depression from botched surgery
Evangelista said the botched operation turned her into a depressed and self-absorbed hermit, ruining his livelihood. “I am tired of living like this. I want to walk out the door with my head held high, even though I no longer look like myself.” (AFP)
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