Linda Evangelista: 'I Embrace' Pregnancy
06/19/2006 AT 08:30 AM EDT
Evangelista, who is due in the fall, is the magazine's August cover girl, and she isn't worried about the effects of pregnancy on her supermodel figure. "I'm not freaked out at all," she tells the Associated Press. "I embrace it. I believe I'm doing everything to go through this as smoothly as possible. I'm either doing yoga or exercising every day."
The Canada-born catwalker also says she won't make a "comeback" after the birth, because she's not going anywhere to begin with. "I decided when I was 12 that (modeling) is what I wanted to do," she says. "Being a rock star was out of the question. I can't sing. I'm so glad this worked out for me – I do think I know how to be a good model. And I didn't have a Plan B in place."
Evangelista is single, although she's been spotted in the past with pasta heir Paolo Barilla and fellow Canadian Bryan Adams. She was married to former modeling agency president Gerald Marie from 1987 to 1992.
In early June, Evangelista told Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I will have children in my life, of that I'm certain."
Along with Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, Evangelista was one of the original supermodels, but she left the business in 1998. ("I was having panic attacks" due to a paralyzing fear of flying, she said.)
She returned to the catwalk in 2001 and now models for MAC Cosmetics.