Linda Evangelista is a Canadian Model, born on May 10, 1965 to Italian parents. At the age of twenty-three, Linda Evangelista was discovered by an agent from Elite Model Management at the 1988 Miss Teen Niagara beauty pageant. To pursue her modeling career with Elite Model Management, Linda Evangelista moved to New York and then to Paris. Linda Evangelista worked with Peter Lindbergh, a fashion photographer. Linda Evangelista was signed by L’Oreal Paris in a multiple-year exclusive contract.