Swimsuit adverts are often highly sexualized, but as you can see from these stunning pictures, they don’t have to be. Nor do they have to feature young models, as Yazemeenah Rossi proves. You wouldn’t believe it to look at her, but the model, visual artist, and self-portrait photographer is in fact 61-years-old.


The photographs below are part of a campaign for a swimsuit collaboration between online shop The Dreslyn and a lingerie house called Land of Women. According to Brooke Taylor Corcia, founder of Dreslyn, the purpose of the collection was to veer away from the hyper-sexualized imagery of existing swimwear lines. She decided to choose Malibu, California-based Rossi as their model of choice because, as she said to Huffpost, “This is a woman who radiates health and vitality. She’s confident, she’s a visual artist, she takes care of herself. [This line is] all about being a person who’s well-lived and well-traveled and has intelligence and confidence, and letting that shine through.”

This woman proves that swimwear models don’t have to be young

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Believe it or not, Yazemeenah Rossi is 61-years-old

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She was born in France in 1955 and was raised on the island of Corsica

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She’s a model, visual artist, and self-portrait photographer based in Malibu, California

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These photos are part of a campaign for a swimsuit collaboration between online shop The Dreslyn and lingerie house Land of Women

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The founder of Dreslyn said the purpose of the collection was to veer away from the hyper-sexualized imagery of other swimwear lines

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She chose Rossi as their model because, she said, “This is a woman who radiates health and vitality. She’s confident, she’s a visual artist, she takes care of herself”

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“[This line is] all about being a person who’s well-lived and well-traveled and has intelligence and confidence, and letting that shine through”

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But how does she look so good at 61?

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“There is no big secret,” she once told the Sunday Times. “All I have ever done is eat organic food – long before it became trendy”

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“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”

(via boredpanda)

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