It was not long ago that the career of the Brazilian model Eloísa Pinto Fontes, 26, had begun to take on another dimension. He had signed contracts with Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, but in the meantime he disappeared. A year after being last seen in New York, she was found wandering in a slum in Rio de Janeiro.
It was found on Tuesday and the police said that those who located it were agents from Morro do Cantagalo, in Ipanema, in the south of the city.
Due to her psychological condition, she was referred to a psychiatric center, where she remains hospitalized.
The Municipal Health Secretariat of Brazil reported that details of his condition will not be made public.
What the media says is that the mannequin would live on the street. Francisco Assis, quoted by the ABC newspaper, says he has no explanation for what happened.
Eloísa Pinto Fontes is the mother of a seven-year-old girl, has eight brothers and was married to a former Russian model and producer.
“The agents saved a person who was on the street and who was in danger of dying,” said the family friend.
“Eloísa’s case is a tragedy,” added Francisco Assis, who took the opportunity to alert other families:
“She is a girl who left home at the age of 17 after winning a beauty contest, emancipates herself and falls into the world without a guide or someone to advise her. I think there are other young models like Eloísa out there and families need to be vigilant.
So far, the details of how Eloísa Pinto Fontes appeared thousands of kilometers from New York, a year later and totally disoriented, are not known.
It is the second time that the situation has happened. The first time the model disappeared, she was found five days later and was only 14 kilometers from home.