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Too Beautiful to Die: The short life of the world’s first supermodel

Born on January 29, 1960, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gia Marie Carangi is widely considered to be the first supermodel. While paving the way for models like Elle MacPherson and Cindy Crawford to achieve superstardom, Gia’s beauty introduced her to the temptations of fame, to which she could not help but fall, victim. On November 18th, 1986, Gia Carangi passed away, her battle with AIDS proving too strong for the 26-year-old.

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