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Linda Evangelista Once Fretted About Her Gums

Linda Evangelista.
Linda Evangelista.

In the latest issue of Interview, makeup artist Francois Nars and Linda Evangelista reminisce about what they can and can’t remember (wink!) about the nineties. Because no model Q&A is complete without a sad ugly duckling story, Evangelista ponied up an anecdote about her first shoot with Nars: “I got my turn, and I got so insecure because you were all talking about my gums and my knees. I thought, Oh, they don’t like me. There’s something wrong with my gums. They’re saying, ‘When she smiles, we can see her gums’ … I thought I was gonna be thrown out for the knees and the gums.” What’s even more disturbing: They were actually talking about how much they loved her gums. Phew?

Linda Evangelista Once Fretted About Her Gums