Yazemeenah Rossi: World’s Most Beautiful Grandma

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Yazemeenah Rossi, renowned as the ‘most beautiful grandmother in the world’ at 67, commenced her modeling journey in her early 30s.

Corsica, France, witnessed the birth of Yazemeenah Rossi on December 21, 1955.

Yazemeenah Rossi

Apart from gracing the fashion world, she’s also showcased her talent in acting, appearing in films like Timeless Beauty, Relevator, and The Grasslands.

Khaleej Times recounts, “Her breakthrough as an ‘older model’ of renown happened in the mid-90s, when the Japanese department store brand Isetan featured her in their print ads and catalogues, pushing older women to the forefront. Having just turned 40 then, she wasn’t quite in the ‘old’ category yet, but her already abundant silver hair made her seem so.”

Before her modeling career, she honed her craft in clothing design, knitting, and interior decoration, catering to a close circle of friends and acquaintances.

“I was a mother of two kids at 20, working from home, making clothes, knitting, and interior design for friends and private clients. I knew since teen that I would never work in an office or stay at the same place through all my life, so even at the time when raising my children I was very active and independent,” she revealed to The Fashiongton Post, emphasizing her early independence and activity.

What set her on the path to modeling success in her 30s, a time when most consider retirement from the industry?

“One day someone needed a model because their model was in emergency at a hospital, and asked me if I could start right away that evening.” she shared.

“I jumped into that because I simply love the unknown! I never worked outside my home and in front of the public before, so it seemed exciting to me, as well as made me smile,” Yazemeenah Rossi added.

Contrary to her mother’s doubts about her suitability for modeling, suggesting she couldn’t stand still for more than ten minutes, this mother and grandmother has defied expectations.

Yazemeenah Rossi

“Thus, I started to work as a fit model. It was not glamorous at all at the beginning and was a hard first experience, though I kept my eyes wide open and saw an opportunity in it. It became better and better as more as I aged,” she reflected.

While Yazemeenah Rossi has carved a niche for herself and earned acclaim as the fittest supermodel in her age bracket, she remains convinced that modeling predominantly caters to the youth.

“There was a time, some years ago, when I started to think things would gradually begin to change and we’d start to see more older models, but that did not happen. I do believe that men and women have the same concerns about growing old, although men might talk less about it. Nobody likes to see their skin give in to gravity. At the same time, growing old is something beautiful because you become stronger with the passing of time,” she conveyed to VICE.

To date, Yazemeenah Rossi hasn’t resorted to surgical enhancements to preserve her youthful appearance.

“I haven’t had any cosmetic surgery so far. The idea of going under the knife when I am perfectly healthy doesn’t make much sense to me,” she affirmed.

In a candid interview with the Daily Mail, the 67-year-old expressed her determination to continue modeling unabated, even as she approaches her 68th birthday.

“I will model until the end of my life…. But it’s not about modeling, it’s about witnessing, witnessing beauty, energy makes us alive.” she declared.

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