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Gia Carangi

 Who was Gia Carangi? - by Anthony
Gia Carangi Gia Carangi (full name Gia Marie Carangi), a famous model from the United States of America, was born on January 29, 1960 (Friday) in Philadelphia. Her father Joe owned a string of hoagie shops in the outskirts of Philadelphia and her mother Katherine was a homemaker. She attended Abraham Lincoln High School in the northeast Philadelphia. She was a great David Bowie fan.

Biography and Career:

Gia was a street-smart kid and experimented with alcohol, marijuana, and pills when she was just a teenager. Maurice Tannenbaum, a well-known hair stylist and an aspiring photographer of that time, spotted and clicked Gia for the first time. When she was 18 in the early 1978, Gia went to New York and instantly rose to fame in the fashion industry as a supermodel. She was cool, stylish, a nd shrewd.

Gia Carangi featured on the cover page of "Vogue", a fashion and style magazine on 1st April 1979; Vogue Paris in April, 1979. She also featured in the American Vogue in August 1980, Italian Vogue in January 1981 and many other issues of 'Cosmopolitan' in between 1979 and 1982. However, her last feature for Cosmopolitan was a gift by Francesco Scavullo, a photographer.

There is even a song titled "Gia" about her by Fabolous Disaster and a movie called "Gia", where Angelina Jolie played the lead role, potraying Gia and her fast but tragic life.

Gia Carangi presented gestures, unusual poses, and facial expressions for the first time in the fashion industry. She died at the age of 26 on November 18, 1986.

Why was Gia Carangi famous?

Gia Carangi was famous because she was one of the best models and like the newspapers wrote the first supermodel. She was famous because she worked with the most important people from the modeling world and because she appeared in many magazines and newspapers. She also was famous because she was the favorite model of the photographer Scavullo.

Why do we like Gia Carangi?

We like Gia Carangi because she was a beautiful woman who made a great career like model and who appeared in many magazines and newspapers. We also like her because she was a strong woman and had her own personality.

Short Info:

Name: Gia Marie Carangi
Born place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Born date: January 29, 1960
Date of death: November 18, 1986
Place of death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of Death: AIDS
Parents: The father Joseph Carangi and the mother Kathleen Adams
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Build: Slim
Measurements: (US) 34-24-35
(EU) 86.5-61-89
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Religion: Roman Catholic
Other names: Gia Carangi
Spouse: No husband
Children: No children
Occupation: Model
Studies: Abraham Lincoln High School, Philadelphia, PA
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