That means that for many people, life will continue far beyond where people would once have retired, and those people will expect to continue living full, healthy lives.
In turn, this should lead to a new portrayal of older men and particularly older women in the media. It’s just possible that 60 is, in fact, the new 30, and it’s time for this to be reflected in the world we see.
Take this gorgeous 61-year-old model, for instance …
12. Meet Yazmeenah
Yazmeenah Rossi has lived an interesting life. She is an American and has worked for much of her life as a model and as an artist. However, she was born in France and was raised on Corsica, which is an island in the Mediterranean. Currently, she lives in Malibu, California.
11. A Striking Woman
Yazmeenah looks pretty good for a woman who is over 60, doesn’t she? She recently celebrated her 61st birthday and has no plans to retire from modeling anytime soon. She thinks that there’s no need to stop as long as she’s alive, and she’s happy to break new ground, too.
10. Not Listening
One area in which Yazmeenah thinks there should be no compromise is how she is presented to the public in her work. She doesn’t want to be a pretend youngster, she wants to be the mature woman that she is. So she’s refused to dye her hair even though agencies have told her to do so.
9. In Her Own Words
“I always thought it was a gift, I thought why dye this. I’m always someone who likes to be simple,” said Yazmeenah when a newspaper asked her why she wasn’t conforming to the expected standards of beauty. Yazmeenah firmly believes that it’s time for women to choose how they are portrayed.
8. She’s Happy
“Every morning I wake up, I have no agenda, I’m happy… It’s a game for me, it’s playing for me,” Yazmeenah said during the same interview. “It’s not about me. My ego was satisfied a long, long time ago.” When you’re content, it’s easier to seek change in the world rather than forcing yourself to change.