After her image appeared in a Philadelphia newspaper, one-name wonder Gia moved to Manhattan and immediately began working for well-known photographers, paving her supermodel status that would leave a lasting legacy on the fashion industry.
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA, US
Eye Color: Brown
Date of Birth: January 29, 1960
One-name wonder Gia was born Gia Marie Carangi on January 29, 1960, and found her model calling by the time she was 17. Her image appeared in a Philadelphia newspaper, and she soon after moved to Manhattan and immediately began working for well-known photographers like Richard Avedon, Arthur Elgort, Helmut Newton, and Francesco Scavullo.