It wouldn't have been fair for Linda Evangelista to keep genes like that to herself.
So, obliging the rules of fairness, the Canadian supermodel had her first child Wednesday in New York, a boy she has named Augustin James Evangelista, People reported.
Evangelista, who at 41 is still landing Vogue covers (August '06), has never publicly revealed who the father of her baby is. Her agent, Didier Fernandez, told the New York Post in July that he was rendered "speechless" by a rumor that she was impregnated by artificial insemination.
The Ontario native told the Associated Press this summer that she was "not freaked out at all" to be expecting. "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." Evangelista admitted to Vogue that she had used Botox in the past, but said that she stopped once she became pregnant.
The model suffered a miscarriage in 1999 when she was six months pregnant by her boyfriend at the time, French soccer play Fabian Barthez.
Known in the fashion world for her chameleonic hairstyle changes and in the humanitarian world for her work with AIDS and breast cancer awareness, the 5-foot-9-1/2-inch-tall natural brunette has also had her share of high-profile relationships, most notably a six-year romance with Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan from 1992 to 1998.
Evangelista was married once, to Elite Model Management cofounder Gerald Marie from 1987 to 1993. Most recently she was linked to Formula One driver Paolo Barilla.
Though she deigned to guest star as a mere mortal, a saleswoman, in Sex and the City in 2003, Evangelista's onscreen work has mainly been limited to playing herself, appearing in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter (Ready to Wear) and the behind-the-scenes documentaries Unzipped and Catwalk.