In 1982, ABC TV’s 20/20 produced an in-depth report on the modeling industry. They profiled
supermodel Gia as an example of what they called “the dark side of modeling”, with an angle on her
highly publicized drug abuse.
Makeup artist Sandy Linter appears in the segment, applying makeup to Gia and preparing her for a mock photo shoot. Famed fashion photographer, Francesco Scavullo, did the honors behind the camera.
Gia’s eyes appear glazed and it’s apparent she was under the influence during this interview in which she discusses that drug abuse is behind her.
Notice the time-counter in the screen shots. This footage is straight from the archives at ABC TV.