A FEW QUESTIONS WITH LINDA EVANGELISTA

What’s the best advice for skin you’ve ever been given, and who gave it to you?
My mother has always said, “Moisturize, use sunscreen and never lie out in the sun”. I used to sunbathe when I was a teen and into my early 20s but then the realization that the way I look is my career hit me, and I became a huge fan of hats and sunscreen.

Who from the past do you wish you could have dinner with?
Coco Chanel! I would love to know what she would have to say about her legacy and the current state of fashion.

Where would you be excited to go to?
I would LOVE to go to Machu Picchu in Peru. Aside from the historical aspects of it, just the mere thought of hiking those ancient paths and grounds and meeting the modern descendants of the Incans would be an incredible experience.

 Who has taught you the most in life?
I think I’ve been quite lucky to have learned something from everyone who has walked into my life—along the way I’ve learned humility, confidence, a sense of self-worth, unconditional love, and loyalty.

What’s your favorite motto?
Say what you mean and mean what you say!

What’s your most treasured possession?
Can I say my dog Mini Moon?

What do you know now that you wish you had known 20 years ago?
That every situation I viewed as an “end of the world” moment, was usually the beginning of something amazing.

What’s your all time favorite book? 
Having just reread To Kill a Mockingbird after so many years, made me truly appreciate this book

 

Who inspires you and why?
Friends and family inspire me. I have an young son, and wanting to be better, to show him the rewards of hard work and giving back is very important to me.

What do you eat for breakfast?
Warm lemon water, a protein shake with chia, hemp, flax, cinnamon & yogurt or a veggie omelet, or yogurt with fruit. Occasionally I will have a coffee, yerba mate, or an herbal tea and weekends I make pancakes or homemade waffles.

How do you relax?
I read with my son or watch a movie with him. Or I’ll settle into a hot bath with a magazine…heaven!

How do you move your body? Group exercise classes or alone?
I work out with a trainer. Kettle bell, power plates, pilates, rowing, trampoline, weights, spinning, resistance bands, bosu etc. He changes it up for me everyday so I never get bored.

How would you like people to remember you?
I would like to be remembered as a kind and generous person who LOVED life. 


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