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June 24, 2016 8:13 AM EDT

H&M has a fresh face for its swimsuit line. She just happens to be four decades older than most models.

Gillean McLeod is a 60-year-old fashion stylist and model, and she appears in a black one-piece swimsuit in H&M’s newest swimwear campaign, USA Today reports.

McLeod didn’t even begin her modeling career until she was in her fifties. “I thought about modeling when I was a late teen, but I didn’t have the greatest skin and didn’t have the greatest self-confidence,” she said. “I think it’s better at this point in my life.”

Now McLeod stays fit through Pilates, hiking and swimming. “I think that women need to be comfortable with themselves. You just have to start with yourself, you can’t look at these retouched magazines,” she told the newspaper. “You have to love yourself.”


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