Gia Carangi

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Gia Carangi
Gia Carangi

(1960-01-29)January 29, 1960
DiedNovember 18, 1986(1986-11-18) (aged 26)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Cause of deathAIDS-related complications
Years active1977–1983
Modeling information
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
AgencyWilhelmina Models
Ford Models
Elite Model Management

Gia Carangi (January 29, 1960 – November 18, 1986) was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Many people believe she was the first supermodel.[1][2]

Modeling career[change | change source]

Carangi was on the cover of fashion magazines, including many editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan, and appeared in advertising campaigns for such fashion houses as Armani, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent.[3]

Illness and death[change | change source]

Carangi, a heroin addict, died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 26. She was one of the first famous women to die of the disease.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vallely, Paul (2005-09-10). "Gia: The tragic tale of the world's first supermodel". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2007-05-28.
  2. Carolin, Louise. "Gia – the tragedy of a lesbian supermodel". Diva. Archived from the original on 2007-03-25. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
  3. "Gia Marie Carangi (Overview)". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 31 May 2013.