So many of us fear getting older, but this 59 year old fashion model is embracing it to the fullest!

French born grandmother of two, Yasmina Rossi has had a very successful modelling career and is still highly sought-after in the industry, even at 59!

Yasmina first started her career in her late twenties, which is practically unheard of in the modelling industry. But, it wasn’t until she was 45 years old that she had her big break.

“At 45, I went to New York, where there was a market for older models that did not exist in Europe. I did TV commercials for AT&T, Mastercard and Macy’s,” she told The Sunday Times.

“I think it is being in the right place at the right moment. It’s the way you carry yourself. And, in my case, I think it’s something to do with maturity and energy.”

“I have this young energy people are attracted to.”

I’m sure most of you want to know, how on earth Yasmina maintains her youthful good looks and incredible health at 59.

Well, “there is no big secret,” she says.

“All I have ever done is eat organic food – long before it became trendy. 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. I eat an avocado a day and organic meat and fish.”

Yasmina says she exercise moderately, but stresses the importance of not overdoing exercise. She also believes in opting for the natural way of curing illnesses without taking any medicine (if possible).

Although she may have grey hair and few wrinkles now, Yasmina says she is happier with her body and her looks than she ever was in her twenties.