Yazemeenah Rossi had her first gray hair when she was 11 years old, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing a career as a model. She’s now 65 and a sight to behold. We completely agree with what she says about aging, self-acceptance, and beauty. Everyone wants to live a healthy and beautiful life at any age. But, some people are so successful at it that they may inspire others.
When she was asked to fill in for a model at the last minute, she began her modeling career “by luck.” She began collaborating with fashion designers such as YSL, Jil Sander, and Thierry Mugler from that day on. She was raising her two children at home until her modeling career took off.
Yazemeenah has always admired her hair, and when she first noticed gray hair at the age of 11, she thought it was magical. She received a lot of negative feedback, but she always had a strong sense of self-worth, worth, and dignity, so it didn’t bother her.
“On the contrary, I was pretty proud to stand up for myself despite the critics. And, this has always been the case for me throughout my life. Also, it was a huge asset when I first started modeling. Money has never been the motivator for me to do things that were bad for me. Whether, it was because I was one of the first models with silver hair. Because I stood up for what I wanted to do or not.”
Yazemeenah described herself as having a profound affinity to nature and its laws.
When questioned about her beauty secrets, Yazemeenah said she is conscious of what she puts in her body. And on her skin, as well as what she puts in her home surroundings. She eats and utilizes fresh organic items for her skin (oils). She’s also conscious of the importance of avoiding toxic thinking and maintaining good hygiene, such as getting enough sleep.
Exercising for her isn’t about getting to the gym; it’s about going where her body leads her at any given time. “When I was younger, people mistook me for a sports teacher or a ballet dancer. but it’s just a method of being in tune with the body’s needs.”