marjorie (peppaminy) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Remembering the Late "First Supermodel" Gia Carangi on her 59th Birthday



Today would have been the late Gia Carangi's 59th birthday. She passed away due to AIDS at the age of 26 in 1986.


  • Gia modeled for Dior, Versace, and Giorgio Armani

  • Angelina Jolie played her in the HBO biopic "Gia"

  • Wilhemmina Cooper signed Gia and was a mother figure to Gia. Gia was devastated when she passed away.

  • She is one of the first openly gay models

  • Cindy Crawford was referred to as "Baby Gia" and would book gigs from photographers who admired Gia and/or wanted to replace her

  • Gia's heroin addiction ultimately killed her short modeling career, giving her a reputation of being difficult to work with and often walking out of shoots to get high or buy heroin.

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