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Linda Evangelista blasts post-production of modeling shoots: ‘Filters and retouching are the devil’

Linda Evangelista slammed post-production in photo shoots, saying the modeling industry has changed over the decades.

During an appearance Thursday on “The View,” the 58-year-old supermodel was asked her thoughts on the differences between the modeling world of today and when she launched her career in the 1980s.

“Well, I have a pet peeve. A big one. I think post-production is the devil. I think filters and retouching are the devil,” Evangelista said.

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Linda Evangelista is speaking out against post-production of modeling shoots. (Darren Gerrish/WireImage)

“When, back in the day, when we did a photograph, yes we cheated,” she admitted. “We tied our belts so tight and then put Coke cans in the back to cinch our waists. We held reflectors to take out the bags [under our eyes].” 

In 2021, Evangelista alleged that she had been “brutally disfigured” by a botched Coolsculpting procedure and said she had become a recluse as a result.  She subsequently filed a lawsuit against CoolSculpting’s parent company, Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc., for $50 million in damages. Evangelista revealed that the lawsuit was settled in July 2022. 

“When I came out, it was because I wanted to live again,” she said on “The View.” “I didn’t want to stay hiding in my apartment. And I just wanted to live life again.

‘And, I mean, I cannot believe the love and support I got from my industry.”

Ashley Hume is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @ashleyhume


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