There is no limit to beauty, no matter height, weight, age or disability.
62-year-old Jacky O’Shaughnessy proved that by modeling in a lace purple bra and lace pink panties for America Apparel. Jacky has modeled for American Apparel since 2011.
This has been by far her best and most powerful image.
When this picture was published on Facebook, the head title for this astonishing picture was “Sexy has no expiration date.”
Many Facebook users praised the fact that Jacky expressed her 62-year-old body proudly and freely with the message that age does not preclude beauty or sexiness. Jacky isn’t the only model in her age range.
66-year-old Sarah Wiley, the star of Stella magazine, also models. Impressively, Sarah was scouted out at age 57.
Sarah explains there are plenty of other older women who model, but are less known to the public eye.
Models like Daphene Selfe, 85-years-old, Jennie Rhodes 81-years-old and last but not least a legend Carmen Dell’Orefice, now 82-years-old, was also known for being on Vogue’s cover page at the age of 15.
Last fall during New York’s Fashion Week, Carmen walked in two shows and modeled for famous brands like Rolex.
One of the secrets to keeping a good look is simple. Sarah Wiley gave a few tips on how to create a flawless look for applying make-up on older skin.
At the end of the day, these women prove the theory that age is nothing but a number.
Similar to this situation there was a show back in 2008 titled “Britain’s Missing Top Model.”
The show included women who had disabilities whom admired the beauty of models. Kelly Knox, who was born without a left forearm, and Debbie Van Der Putten, who is missing most of her right arm, were both competitors on the show.
Kelly won the the TV show and was featured in many magazines.
She appeared on billboards in Oslo, and most recently walked the catwalk for the P&G Beauty Trends 2013 Fashion Show in January of last year.
Debbie Van Der Putten’s experience on the show inspired her to become apart of a campaign by Models of Diversity and has recently become the spokesperson for this campaign in March 2013.
These women are beautiful no matter what they look like.
The definition for disabled means, “having a physical or mental condition that limits movements, senses or activities,” but these individuals prove that this definition will not limit their beauty or their confidence.
The co-executive producer Doug James stated, “Why can’t an extremely attractive model in a wheelchair be used to sell the latest Prada outfit?” I could not agree more with Doug.
Why does a model have to be the typical skinny, tall and beautiful skin women to put on a famous designers clothing? All of these women are not defined by their age or disability but by their beauty and strength to be the models that they are.