Names You Need to Know in Fashion: E is for Evangelista

Linda, Evangelista 

Evangelista was born May 10, 1965;12 years later she knew she wanted to become a model. She got her first break in 1978 when she was discovered by a talent agent at Miss Teen Niagara beauty pageant. She once said “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day” when talking to Jonathan van Meter, about money and how she and a few other models were “changing the game.” Evangelista has been featured on the covers of over 600 magazines, she’s signed a contract with cosmetics company L’Oreal Paris, Was featured in Prada Fall 2008 campaign and is currently signed to DNA Model Management in New York City, and Models 1 in London.