This woman proves that swimwear models don’t have to be young. 61 year old model Yazemeenah Rossi proves that companies don’t need young models to draw attention. Why? Because at Sixty- one year of age Rossi looks absolutely fabulous.
Rossi recently appeared in a swimsuit ad geared toward steering woman away from the extremely sexualized imagery companies often use to promote swimwear and underwear. The photo shoot was a collaboration between lingerie brand Land of Women, and online shop The Dreslyn. The campaign is a refreshing reminder that sexy doesn’t mean you have to be young.
“This is a woman who radiates health and vitality,” said campaign director Brooke Taylor Corcia about choosing Rossi, “She’s confident, she’s a visual artist, she takes care of herself.”
This stunning model had her big break in the modeling industry when she was around 45 which is when most girls leave the business. She’s now Sixty-one years old and still looks fabulous in a bathing suit; she barely looks older then when she first started in the business.
The 61-year-old grandmother of two is the face of online retailer, JD Williams’ spring campaign, and has been featured in several campaigns for Marks & Spencer. Rossi seems to have found the fountain of youth, but credits her appearance to healthy living.
To appear as healthy as she does at her age, Rossi reportedly eats high-quality foods that aren’t sprayed with pesticides
“There is no big secret. All I have ever done is eat organic food, long before it became trendy.”
“I take oil and use it on my skin – I put rapeseed oil on my hair – I scrub my skin once a week with olive oil and fine sugar, and I eat an avocado a day and organic meat and fish,” she added.
Rossi is a true inspiration! She proves that it pays to take care of your body and eat healthy. She has broken down barriers and changed people’s perceptions of how a 61 year old grandmother of two should look.