Gia Carangi was quite successful in the modeling industry after she relocated to New York at the age of 17 in order to pursue a career there. Gia was a pioneering figure in the fashion industry and one of the first supermodels in the world. She was also a formidable competitor in the industry. She continued to grace the covers of both the American and international editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan right up until the year 1981.
Gia’s modeling career came to an end after the passing of Wilhelmina Cooper, her agency and mentor. Gia had worked with Wilhelmina Cooper for a number of years. The supermodel’s life went out of control as a result of her substance usage and the challenges she was experiencing financially. Her life was cut terribly short when she was only 26 years old. In a film from 1998, Angelina portrayed the role of the famous model.