I am full of admiration for people who prove that age is just a number.
Whether the person climbs mountains, bikes, plays computer games, it warms my heart when I see elderly people challenging the general idea that age plays a role.
This woman has been called “the world’s most beautiful grandmother” for years, which may not surprise you when you see what she looks like. But she is also a perfect example of beauty not being tied to youth.
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 model and actress did not begin her career in her teens like most models do — she was already over 30 when she started, and she embarked on modeling at an age when models usually retire.
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Already then, Yazemeenah was proving that she did not have to be young to be a model — something she would continue to prove over 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.”
Over the years, the beautiful and timeless Yasmina Rossi has been praised for accepting and embracing her appearance just the way it was.
“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 told The Potion Tree.
In December 2023, Yazemeenah will turn 68.
But she isn’t going to be slowing down as she told The Daily Mail, “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…”