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Name: Linda Evangelista in August 2004.
Born: May 10, 1965 Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Linda Evangelista (born May 10, 1965) is a Canadian model.

Evangelista was born to Italian parents and was raised in a working-class,
traditional Catholic family in St. Catharines, Ontario. [2] She knew she wanted
to become a model when she was 12 years old. Evangelista got into the modeling
industry when she was discovered by a talent agent at the 1978 Miss Teen Niagara

Evangelista later moved to New York City and signed with Elite Model Management
there. She then moved to Paris, to further her career. She also appeared in
music videos with George Michael.

Along with Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford and Naomi
Campbell, Linda is regarded as one of the few, true supermodels that changed the
face of fashion in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The triumvirate of model
friends that comprises Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington
was affectionately dubbed "The Trinity" and is commonly credited as responsible
for sparking supermodel mania. The Trinity pushed for better wages for models
and for better projects and subsequently Evangelista was called the founder of
the supermodel "union".

Evangelista uttered the quote, "We don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day"[4]
(often misquoted as: "We don't get out of bed for less than..." or "I don't get
out of bed for less than...") Spoken in Vogue (1990) to Jonathan Van Meyer,
talking about money and how she and a few other models were calling the shots
and changing the game.

In the late 1980s, she cut all her hair off to brandish a little-boy style
haircut and was promptly cancelled from all the important runway shows that
season. This was the first of her many, many dramatic hairstyle changes. Within
months, she appeared on magazine covers everywhere and many women emulated the