61-year-old swimwear model has revealed the secret to her youthful looks

61-year-old swimwear model has revealed the secret to her youthful looks

The old saying goes that age is just a number, however, in today's society that can be pretty hard to believe. In general, we are constantly told that the modern standards of beauty are 20-something adults who are toned and tanned. But while society is undoubtedly ageist, one woman is paving the way for breaking these barriers by proving age is just a number and by landing a swimwear modelling contract at the age of 61.

While most swimwear companies tend to use young women in order to market their latest range of clothing, one company decided to opt for a different tactic. Yazemeenah Rossi, is a 61-year-old model who has become the new face of swimwear line that is a collaborative work between online shop The Dreslyn and a lingerie company called Land of Women. The purpose of the project is to eliminate the hyper-sexuality of swimwear advertising and the company said they picked Rossie because of her grace and elegance in front of the camera.

Taylor Corcia, the founder of Dreslyn said that the decision was an easy one, saying: “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-travelled and has intelligence and confidence, and letting that shine through.”

Rossi was born in France, raised in Corsica and now resides in Malibu. She claims that the secrets to her youthful looks are simple - she eats well and looks after her skin.

“There is no big secret,” she said. “All I have ever done is eat organic food – long before it became trendy.”

“I come from a very simple background where we used olive oil to cook with. Olive oil was used on our hair and skin – nothing else.

The media makes us believe that we need this or that to have a great skin so that products can be sold."

“The best thing for the skin is to eat enough healthy fats on a daily basis and to oxygenate well while exercising. I never eat processed, frozen, microwaved or low-fat foods,” she said.

The model goes on to say that she still uses oil for her skin and that she also uses rapeseed oil in her trademark white hair. On top of this, Yasmin claims to use a scrub of sugar and olive oil and eats an avocado every day, along with organic meats and fish.

While we can't all age like Yasmin, she proves that you don't have to be defined by your age. Her healthy eating habits should serve as an inspiration for those of us who want to try and remain in youthful into the latter stage of our lives. But if this campaign proves anything, it's that young or old, we are all beautiful.