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Born this way
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9781518834240

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LIMITED EDITION - THE BEST BOOK WRITTEN ON GIA CARANGI ACCORDING TO HER CLOSE FRIENDS. "Sacha Lanvin wrote an excellent biography about wonderful and beautiful women whose life was taken in sacrifice of beauty. The detail in this book is incredible, and the interviews with different people who were part of Gia's life are so rich and intriguing; it is truly a great read. All of the questions I had wondered about Gia Carangi, the Supermodel who defined an era have been answered in this book.Each one of us has a story to tell, though most of us will never find an audience. Life is complicated, and there is much misery and potential hardship along the way. Some people overcome these barriers, some people don't, and only a few actually become a legend.Gia Carangi is a woman who travelled from the future, only instead of historic share prices, she brought with her a short story with poetic contemplation of women as a miracle of nature." _IGOR ELISEEV (Author of "One-Two"; Gold Medal Winner of the International Book Award contest Readers' Favorite in the Cultural Fiction category (2017) and Gold Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYS) for Europe - Best Regional Fiction (2017)) ***In February 1978, when the flawless Gia Carangi arrived in New York at the age of barely eighteen, she had already landed a contract with one of the most prestigious modeling agencies in the world. The future that lay before her seemed dazzling. Blessed with a magnetic beauty and a unique personality, the young Philadelphia native reached the peak of success in only a few months, quickly joining the elite ranks of "supermodels." One of the most requested models in her field, Gia appeared regularly in such magazines as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan. For all intents and purposes, Gia's life quickly became a fairy tale-or so it seemed. In only a few years, Gia's destiny was complicated by unscrupulous individuals and by her inability to manage her cataclysmic success. Once on that road, the legendary model began a decline that led to her tragic end.Born This Way brings to light never-before-heard stories and unusual memories of Gia, offering new perspectives on her life, career, and personality. Through these previously unpublished accounts by those who knew and worked with Gia, Lanvin shines a spotlight on the woman herself, peering beneath the fast-lane glamor and the fame to capture the true essence of a supermodel who continues to mesmerize the world even decades after her death.LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The interview subjects quoted in this book gave explicit permission for their comments, recollections, and observations to be used, at the author's discretion, in any way that did not materially falsify or distort their words or their intentions. With the exception of a few interviews conducted by email, the majority of the interviews in this book were recorded and then transcribed, and every attempt has been made to represent the subjects' thoughts and opinions faithfully and accurately. In the interests of readability, interviews may have been paraphrased, abridged, edited for clarity or coherence, or quoted only in relevant part. Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of sources or of third parties. Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed in the interviews represent the subjects' personal perspectives and do not necessarily reflect the views of the author.