These senior fashion models are proof that older women can have successful modeling careers past age 65. Chic and stylish, these models are embracing the changes that come with aging and are leaving a mark in the fashion industry. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of elder care Summit, NJ, families trust, brings you a list of senior models who share health and beauty tips that help them stay active and fit.
1. Pia Gronning
At the age of 67, Gronning is still modeling for J. Crew and other companies. She keeps her hair long and well groomed. To maintain her gorgeous skin, she cleans her face thoroughly to ensure the makeup is removed. Drinking large amounts of water is another way Gronning stays healthy. She admires everyone who accepts their age and embraces their beauty at all stages of life.
2. Linda Rodin
This 68-year-old fashion model began her career as a designer, and she has not slowed down. She is still a freelance model, as well as a stylist for many celebrities, including Cher and Madonna. Rodin is known for her beautiful gray hair, which she cuts herself instead of going to a salon for a professional haircut. She stopped dyeing her hair because she wanted it to have a natural look. Rodin walks her dog every morning, which provides exercise and companionship. She does not eat junk food and is very health conscious about what she eats.
3. Valerie Pain
Pain is in her early 70s, and she began modeling when she was a young adult. After a hiatus, Pain returned to the runway at the age of 65, during London Fashion Week. She stays physically active and eats well to remain healthy. Currently, Pain models on a part-time basis and loves to remind designers that, even though all women age, their love for fashion does not disappear.
4. Lauren Hutton
This gorgeous model has graced the cover of Vogue 40 times, and she currently holds the record for the most cover shoots. At age 73, she is very comfortable in her skin and body. Hutton’s lifestyle includes reading books, drinking plenty of water, eating well, and moisturizing her skin twice a day. She suggests eating vegetables and fruits directly from a home garden. However, if this is not an option, she recommends going to the local farmers market to buy fresh produce.
5. Carmen Dell’Orefice
Carmen Dell’Orefice is an 85-year-old model who graced the cover of Vogue when she was 15, and she continues to work in the modeling industry. She eats well, mostly salads, fruits, and vegetables, and she also drinks water with lemon juice and eats probiotic yogurt to keep her skin smooth and well moisturized. Dell’Orefice also stays physically active. Even after having double knee replacement surgery, she was back in high heels three weeks later at her 82nd birthday party.
One of the reasons these older models continue to look good and stay active after age 65 is because of a focus on healthy eating. Encourage your loved one to eat well to maintain his or her health. If your loved one finds it challenging to prepare and eat healthy meals, a Summit hourly caregiver from Home Care Assistance can help. In addition to helping with meal preparation, our caregivers can assist seniors with daily activities such as grooming, personal care, and housekeeping. Call 908.450.9400 to speak to a Care Manager and learn more about our flexible care programs and schedule an in-home consultation.