Yazemeenah Rossi, she is 61-years old and grandmother of two kids, but the model is breaking all the aging myths of the modelling world and embarking on swimsuit modelling career, which women half her age could only dream of. Her agelessly youthful skin and beautifully aged silver locks make her the women with radiant beauty.
At the age of 28, when most models are hanging up their heels in the fashion world, Yazemeenah hadn’t even start her career. Shockingly enough, the model got her big break at the age of 45 as her age-defying radiant skin and her strikingly silver hair helped her get in demand like never before. Currently, at the age of 61, she is the face of online fashion retailer JD Williams, has landed on the cover pages of dozens of magazines and is also a prominent part of Marks & Spencer’s advertisement campaign. But beyond all that, Yazemeenah is a part of a swimsuit collaboration with a campaign of an online shop called The Dreslyn for adverts for a lingerie house called Land of Women.
Swimsuit adverts are often hyper-sexualised and seen as something that can only be done by young models, but Rossi breaks all those myths. Yazemeenah was chosen for the swimsuit advert to veer away the sexualised imagery associated with swimwear lines. Brooke Taylor Corcia, founder of Dreslyn said, “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.”. With Yazemeenah’s graceful ageless beauty, she draws all the attention to her identity and her personality rather than objectifying her body.
But what is it that keeps the French-born model looking so young, healthy and beautiful? You must be thinking it will be tons of expensive and luxurious beauty products. But turns out to be exactly opposite of that. Yazemeenah, while revealing her beauty secrets, credited her age-defying looks to a clean healthy diet and regular exercising. Her all-time sole beauty potion is something that can be found in any kitchen, and costs under 2 dollars – olive oil. Instead of a lavish moisturiser and a regimented cleansing routing, Yazemeenah rubs olive oil on her face, runs some rapeseed in her hair locks; once in a week, she uses a simple homemade exfoliator from olive oil and fine sugar as a scrub.
But applying olive oil won’t give you the youth even in 60s right? Rossi doesn’t follow any – ‘frustrating’ diets (that’s what she calls them), instead, she eats a balanced healthy diet, avoiding processed, frozen, microwaved or low-fat foods and eating organic food that is cooked fresh every day. Rossi eats fresh veggies, fruits, nuts, lean meats, fish and an avocado every day. Besides that, she does some physical exercise every day – like walking and yoga. Isn’t she just an amazing inspiration to age beautifully and healthily?