There’s a hot new model entering the beauty world — and she’s reminding us all that age really is just a number by making her debut at 99 years young! Helene Simon can be seen gracing photos for clean beauty brand Saie after being “discovered” by its founder (and her great-granddaughter) Laney Cromwell.
The company’s Instagram page recently shared glamorous snaps of Simon (also known as “Nanna”) donning a few of her favorite products. They dubbed her “the world’s first 99-year-old makeup model,” but admit they didn’t fact-check that title. Considering she has a few years on the 93-year-old “world’s oldest supermodel,” Daphne Selfe, we’d say it’s a safe bet!
Take a look at how gorgeous Simon looks in the pics:
Along with her beaming smile, Simon shows off the brand’s tinted moisturizer, Slip Tint (Buy from Saie, $32), Mascara 101 (Buy from Saie, $24), and Dew Blush (Buy from Saie, $22), all of which the caption explains she wears on a daily basis.
Despite the undeniably beautiful results and flood of comments praising her on the post, Simon was initially hesitant to strike a pose for the cameras. She told Good Morning America that she laughed it off when Crowley approached her with the idea and said “absolutely not.” After a little persistence from her great-granddaughter, though, she was convinced to show the world “that 99-year-old women should still be represented” in media.
Now, Simon is now regularly featured on the beauty brand’s social media pages and even shares some of her well-earned wisdom. When asked about her secret to glowing and feeling great at 99, she replied: “Don’t judge. And don’t sweat the small stuff.”
You can swipe to the next slide in the post below to hear from Simon about the whole experience:
We don’t know about you, but if we’re ever afraid it’s too late to achieve something from now on, we’ll just remember Simon and her stunning model debut!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, First For Women.
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