I have the utmost respect for those who demonstrate that age is just a number.
It warms my heart to watch elderly folks defying the stereotype that age matters, whether they are mountain climbers, cyclists, or computer gamers.
You might not be surprised to learn that this woman has been referred to as “the world’s most beautiful grandmother” for years after seeing how she appears. She is also an excellent example of how beauty need not be associated with young.
Yazemeenah Rossi, born on December 21, 1955 in Corsica, France, has been on magazine covers from around the world. Over the years, she has also been working as an actress and appeared in several movies such as Timeless Beauty, Relevator and The Grasslands.
The French actress and model didn’t start her career in her teens like most models do; instead, she did so when she was over 30 and entered the industry at a time when most models would otherwise be retiring.
Yazemeenah was demonstrating that a model need not be youthful at the time, and she would go on to do so for the next 30 years.
”I was a mother of two kids at 20, working from home, making clothes, knitting, interior design for friends and private clients. I knew since teen that I would never work in an office or stay at the same place through all my life, so even at the time when raising my children I was very active and independent,” she said in 2020.
Although she managed to work continuously as a model during all these years, she says that the model industry remains primarily for the young.
“There was a time, some years ago, when I started to think things would gradually begin to change and we’d start to see more older models, but that did not happen. I do believe that men and women have the same concerns about growing old, although men might talk less about it. Nobody likes to see their skin give in to gravity. At the same time, growing old is something beautiful because you become stronger with the passing of time,” Yazemeenah told Vice.
“Age is definitely a state of mind. If you are connected with your inner child, you can recharge your batteries and keep that energy. You need to have a playful, adventurous, curious spirit,” she says, adding there are no real “magic tricks” to keep you looking youthful.
“I haven’t had any cosmetic surgery so far. The idea of going under the knife when I am perfectly healthy doesn’t make much sense to me.”
Yasmina Rossi, a stunning and classic figure, has received accolades for embracing her appearance as it was over the years.
“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 commented.
In December 2023, Yazemeenah will turn 68.
But she isn’t going to be slowing down as she explained, “I will model until the end of my life,” and added “But it’s not about modeling, it’s about witnessing, witnessing beauty, energy makes us alive…”
This woman is really a source of inspiration. Press the share button so your friends can also see that age is just a number!