L'Oréal Paris welcomes Linda Evangelista as its new international Ambassadress

    TORONTO, April 10 /CNW/ - L'Oréal Paris is thrilled to welcome Linda
Evangelista as the brand's new international spokesperson. A veritable fashion
icon around the globe, Linda will become the Ambassadress for numerous L'Oréal
Paris products such as Glam Shine lip gloss and her own signature Colour Riche
Star Secrets lipstick shade.
    "I am pleased to be joining the incomparable L'Oréal Paris team. I am
also proud to associate my image with a company whose values and openness to
diversity are concerns that I share. I use L'Oréal Paris cosmetic and hair
products; the combination of expertise and glamour is what attracts me and
millions of other women every day. To be associated with such a talented and
beautiful group of women is truly an honour," says Linda Evangelista.
    "Linda is a real chameleon; she knows exactly how to reinvent her look
making her a real inspiration for women and magazine covers a tremendous
success. Aside from such beauty appreciated amongst thousands, I thought it
was important to have a face that exuded 'fashion' beside the most renowned
cinematic actresses and L'Oréal Paris' other fashion Ambassadress, Doutzen
Kroes. This is a strategic facet of the brand, which we had to develop
further," says Youcef Nabi, International Managing Director of L'Oréal Paris.
    "L'Oréal Paris of Canada is delighted to have one of Canada's most famous
faces, Linda Evangelista, as our new international Ambassadress for the brand.
She exudes confidence and she is definitely 'the' fashion icon, as she has
reigned over the most prestigious catwalks from around the world for more than
20 years. For L'Oréal Paris in Canada and with our long-term commitment to
this country's fashion industry, through our title sponsorship of L'Oréal
Fashion Week in Toronto, it is a perfect fit," says Anik Gagnon, Brand
Communications Manager, L'Oréal Paris of Canada.
    A St. Catharines, Ontario-native, Linda has always shown a keen interest
in the world of fashion. So much more than a career, Linda is following her
    From the age of 15, she has been highly regarded by the model agency,
Elite. Later, Linda fashioned a boyish haircut, which made a truly lasting
impression - this was the veritable debut of her rise to fame in the 80s and
90s. She is a muse for the most distinguished fashion designers and a true
inspiration for all renowned photographers. Linda's incredible ability for
style metamorphosis has truly established her as the superstar of style. In
2003, during the Shanghai in Style Fashion Awards she received the prize for
"Style Icon", and in 2005, she won the "Style Award" for the Women's World
Awards. Recognized by People magazine as one of the world's 50 most beautiful
people, she was prized in UNESCO's Fashion Icon Awards.
    Whilst she is an undeniable icon worldwide, she stays firmly in touch
with reality and is often involved with various charity commitments. She is
extremely devoted to the struggle against AIDS and on numerous occasions, has
demonstrated her dedicated involvement to the fight against breast cancer by
participating in countless charity projects. Sparked by her organizational
initiative, in 1998 she organized a concert in collaboration with Bryan Adams
in her home town of St. Catharines, which allowed her to raise the necessary
funds to finance building a new breast cancer screening clinic.
    Today, she continues to embody the dreams of millions. In August 2006,
after 20 years as a model, she was still coveted becoming the cover girl for
American Vogue.
    Magnificent, and more beautiful than ever, Linda joins the dream team of
L'Oréal Paris' Ambassadresses and, alongside those great actresses, singers
and models, she comes to offer an extra touch of fashion to the brand.

For further information:

For further information: www.lorealparis.ca; or contact: Anik Gagnon,
Brand Communications Manager, L'Oréal Paris, Tel: (514) 287-4651, Email:
agagnon@ca.loreal.com; Margaret Batuszkin, Director, Communications, Cowan &
Company, Tel: (416) 462-8772 ext. 22, Email: Margaret@cowanandcompany.net

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