Dykons: Gia

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It’s time to pay homage at the altar of dyke icons. This week it’s beautiful and tragic Gia Carangi, the American model famous during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s…

Name:

Gia Carangi.

Also known as:

Gia.

Not to be confused with:

Angelina Jolie, who played Gia in the biopic of the same name.

Last seen:

If you’ve seen her, we’re worried. Gia passed away in 1986.

Best feature:

One of the first supermodels, Gia was a ravishing beauty whose big hair, pouty lips and big brown eyes were featured on more magazine covers than you`ve had hot dinners.

Most likely to say:

“Honey, wanna share this speedball with me?”

Least likely to say:

“Just say no to drugs.”

Is she a sista?

Yes. She was openly bi and didn`t give a damn what anyone thought. Yay!

Do mention:

Gia`s iconic rags-to-riches-to-rags story is a modern tragedy.
After fighting her way to the top of her career she lost everything through drug addiction and eventually became one of the first women in the US to die of an AIDS-related illness.

Don’t mention:

The ridiculous rumours suggesting that there’s a secret society of models who call themselves “Gia’s Girls” because they want to follow in their heroine’s footsteps. Yeah, right!

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