12 Older Models Who Are Taking The Fashion Industry By Storm
Some would call modeling an ageist industry, but some models defy these norms every day. You may know all about the Hadids, and the Jenners but you must learn about these trailblazing names if you want to keep up with modeling. Models will have you know that 30+ is not an age to excel at modeling, but these runway sensations are comfortably in their 60s and are yet winning the fashion game.
From Ivan Petkov to Maye Musk, these models have not only defied industry norms but also time, and their wrinkles couldn’t stop them. What’s amazing is that they have not resorted to botox, or surgeries or hair colours to retain their youth, or put up any kind of facade. They are ageing and they are owning it, and also making waves on Instagram and on the runway. So, let’s learn more about these models who are unstoppable.
1Tatyana Nekludova is a stunner
Tatyana is one of the most beautiful models this industry has. Tatyana is not just a mother but she is also a grandmother. Tatyana has two children and has three grandkids. She is the quintessential example of beauty with brains. Did you know she was an engineer and had no modelling ambitions until she was quite older? In fact, she was asked to audition for modelling when she was 60 and was even asked to star in a movie. And now, she is an Instagram star.
2Ivan Petkov is gorgeous
Ivan is perhaps the most attractive 53-year-old you have ever seen, and Tom Cruise or David Gandy really have nothing on him. He is not just a model but also a legit, certified art teacher. You will never believe how he got his start with modelling. He used to teach at a school and he would often make the necessary decorations and set-ups for the school plays. He also got asked to take part in on-stage live performances and some films. Currently, Ivan is one of the most famous models in his 50s and is an Instagram star.
3Alessandro Manfredini is a bearded star
His beard is perhaps is more famous than him, but Alessandro is a real star. This 49-year-old Italian model used to be a sculptor and he eventually took up work as a graphic designer. But his beard drew a lot of attention and obviously lent him a more classical air, and he soon started getting modelling offers. He is currently one of the most sought-after older models and has more than 240,000 followers on Instagram.
4Maye Musk’s popularity trumps her sons’
Maye is actually a model and a dietician, and has been modelling for a long time now. She is also the mother of the billionaire visionary Elon Musk. She is 70-years-old and has been modelling for 50 years and is still gracing the covers of international fashion magazines. She once appeared topless for an edition of the Time magazine and has also appeared alongside Beyonce in a music video.
5How does she defy ageing?
Maye still maintains that a healthy and stable diet is the key to her agelessness. “I eat the basic food groups: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, good fats and oils. I do have butter on my bread because it’s delicious. I eat meat, especially chicken, sparingly, because I’m not a good cook. People always want to know what I fed my kids. I gave them real food, not frozen pizza. In 45 years of counseling, I can tell you one thing for sure: People don’t gain weight from whole wheat; they gain it from fries and white bread,” she revealed.