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Gia Carangi - First American Supermodel!

Gia Carangi was a top US fashion model of the late 1970s and early 1980s. She suffered from drug addiction, later infected by HIV and was among the first women in the public eye to die from AIDS-related complications.

Gia was of Italian, Welsh and Irish ancestry, was a prototype of the Cindy Crawford-Rachel Hunter-Elle MacPherson "Supermodel" era, whom also appeared on the covers of several fashion publications of 70s & 80s.

Fashion magazine covers featuring Gia include British Vogue April 1, 1979, Vogue Paris April 1979, American Vogue August 1980, Vogue Paris August 1980, Italian Vogue January 1981 and several issues of American Cosmopolitan between 1979 and 1982.

Gia Carangi
Born:January 29, 1960
Died:November 18, 1986

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