Linda Evangelista says She’s “settled” the CoolSculpting case: “Glad to put this issue behind us”

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Let’s move on. Linda Evangelista has announced she has settled a lawsuit she filed against CoolSculpting after claiming the procedure left her “disfigured.”

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“I am happy to settle the CoolSculpting case,” the 56—year-old supermodel shared in a statement on Instagram on Tuesday, July 19.

“I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life with friends and family,” Evangelista continued, adding that she was “happy to put this issue behind her.”

The beauty icon concluded her statement by saying, “I am truly grateful for the support I have received from those who have reached out.” She did not disclose any details about the settlement.

Evangelista’s announcement was made after she first shared her CoolSculpting story in September 2021. In a shocking post posted on Instagram, the Canadian native said that she avoided attention because of a cosmetic incident.

“Today I took a big step towards correcting the mistake that I suffered from and that I kept to myself for more than five years. To my subscribers who were wondering why I’m not working while the careers of my peers are flourishing, the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by the Zeltiq CoolSculpting procedure, which did the opposite of what it promised,” she wrote.

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Evangelista, who became famous with Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford, explained that although the procedure was designed to “shrink” her fat cells, instead it “enlarged” them, leaving her “irreversibly deformed even after two painful, unsuccessful corrective surgeries.”.

“I was left, as the media wrote, “unrecognizable,” she continued. Moreover, she developed a rare side effect called paradoxical fatty hyperplasia or LAG.

“PAU not only destroyed my livelihood, but also plunged me into a cycle of deep depression, deep sadness and the deepest self—hatred,” Evangelista wrote in her Instagram post. “In the process, I became a hermit.”

Then Evangelista shared that she filed a lawsuit.

“I’m moving forward to get rid of the shame and publish my story. I’m so tired of living like this. I would like to walk out of my door with my head held high, despite the fact that I no longer look like myself,” she added.

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In the 90s, Evangelista was almost everywhere, starred in fashion campaigns and appeared as a guest in music videos. She has walked the catwalks for some of the biggest names in the fashion world, including Chanel, Valentino, Dior and many others.

Last weekend, she returned to the modeling business for the first time, starring in a new Fendi advertising campaign. On July 16, Evangelista shared a gorgeous photo of herself holding several baguette bags from an Italian fashion house in honor of the label celebrating the accessory’s 25th anniversary.

“I’m so grateful,” she wrote next to the image she shared on Instagram.