Take a good look at Elle MacPherson, because that is the face and body of a woman who turned 50 years old this year. The model and underwear entrepreneur covers Ocean Drive‘s November issue, looking simply magnificent in a white dress with the light shining behind her.
What’s her secret for aging so spectacularly? Elle claims it’s a trophy for all the hard work she’s done on her body for the past ten years. “‘Beauty at every age’ is such a boring cliché, but beauty is not just reserved for youth,” MacPherson told the magazine. “There’s a big movement that supports that. I didn’t feel any kind of milestone pressure turning 50 at all, perhaps because I’ve been preparing for this stage of my life for a long time. In my 40s, I started to focus on health and wellness; I stopped drinking and taking any drugs—even aspirin—and I began really cleaning out my system. By the time I hit 50, I didn’t feel any sort of plateau physically, and it didn’t feel like a shock emotionally either. It wasn’t like, Oh my gosh, I’d better get myself together before I turn 50; it was more like I was reborn.”
See, folks? All it takes to look this good is a bit of exercise and giving up booze.
[via Ocean Drive]