• Motto

This 60-Year-Old Swimsuit Model Proves That Beauty Is Ageless

2 minute read

First, 56-year-old Nicola Griffin appeared in an advertisement in this year’s Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue. Now, another model is helping to prove that beauty comes in all sizes, shapes and ages: 60-year-old Yazemeenah Rossi is the face of a new swimwear collaboration between The Dreslyn and Land of Women.

Rossi told the TODAY Show that she has been working as a model for 32 years. “I’ve lost major international campaigns because I didn’t want to dye my hair or do Botox,” Rossi said in the interview. “I’ve had clients cancel contracts because I wore transparent braces for one month.”

Rossi’s confidence is part of the reason she landed her latest campaign. “Yazemeenah Rossi embodies the modern, ageless confidence, intelligence and grace, making her a natural fit for this story,” Brooke Taylor Corcia, CEO and founder of The Dreslyn, said in a statement to TODAY.

“By showing images that are raw, we allow people to see and show themselves that way,” Rossi said. “I see now there is something great at work. People are fighting for authenticity.”

Read more: Model Precious Lee: If You Think Every Woman Who’s a Size 14 is Unhappy, You’re Wrong

See some of the breathtaking photos from the campaign below:


More Must-Reads from TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com