After seven decades in the fashion industry, 83-year-old model Carmen Dell’Orefice is still going strong. The world’s oldest working supermodel poses on the special edition cover of New You magazine wearing all black and a hint of pearls — as if we’d expect anything less.
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Not only is the 5-foot-9-inch fashion icon posing for magazine covers, but she’s also still strutting her stuff down the runway. She recently closed the Max.Tan Spring Summer 2015 fashion show in Singapore during Digital Fashion Week 2014.
“I have had more magazine covers in the last 25 years than I have in my whole elongated career,” Dell’Orefice told the magazine. “Today I am in a territory that business considers unmarketable: age and white hair. Slowly, however, I started to own that territory little by little because I stood up for age.”
The star also revealed that she doesn’t waste time counting calories — and never really had to — thanks to her fast metabolism.
“I could have gotten into trouble with food in my lifetime because I love to eat, but I was given a free pass because I metabolize food well,” she shared. “I’ve had my issues with ice cream when I was younger. Friends will open my freezer today and say, ‘My God, who eats all this ice-cream?’ It stays frozen just in case. That is my money in the bank. It gives me a feeling of security. One would think clothes would do it for me — but no, it’s ice cream.”
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