61-Year-Old Model Absolutely Rocks Swimsuit Campaign

Most swimsuit models are very young, but Yazemeenah Rossi is 61 years old, and she’s proving that when it comes to striking beauty and a gorgeous body, you don’t have to be 20 to look amazing.

She’s a grandmother of two, but that hasn’t stopped her from embarking on the modelling career women half her age could only dream of. In fact, she didn’t even get her “big break” until she was 45.

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The images you see here are all part of a campaign for a swimsuit collaboration between online shop The Dreslyn and a lingerie house, Land of Women.

According to Brooke Taylor Corcia, founder of Dreslyn, the purpose of the collection was to steer away from the typical hyper-sexualized imagery of existing swimwear lines.

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Corcia told Huffpost she chose Rossi as their model of choice because, “This is a woman who radiates health and vitality. She’s confident, she’s a visual artist, she takes care of herself. [This line is] all about being a person who’s well-lived and well-traveled and has intelligence and confidence, and letting that shine through.”

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What is it about the French-born, California-based model that keeps her looking the so young and in demand in fashion industry?

Rossi says she doesn’t practice what she calls “frustrating” diets. Instead she believes balance and discipline are the key to staying healthy and happy: “I never eat processed, frozen, microwaved or low-fat foods.

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“Most of the time, I eat organic food and cook it fresh every day. I eat mostly vegetables, fruits, nuts and some good-quality fish and meats.

“I always lived a more or less healthy lifestyle. Year after year I’ve refined my awareness of what’s good for me and what’s not. But happiness is what makes you glow, not just the healthy food you put in your body.”

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“I do a little bit of exercise everyday. I’ve practiced yoga for more than 30 years and I’ll spend between 30 minutes and an hour doing it each day.”

Rossi also tries to walk for between 15 to 45 minutes a day: “In the summer I like to walk in the water on the beach, and I hike in nature all year round.”

Obviously genetics plays a part too.

Source | earthables