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The Uppers Icon: 61-year-old model Yazemeenah Rossi

“It’s only by aging that we can be more in touch with our inner power”, – she says.

The Uppers belongs to the Flat Age Society, where is no need for age classification or rules attached to a phase or stage in life. A community in which every single person feels free to follow their own beliefs and by that is able to transmit good and positive vibrations.  Yazemeenah Rossi, 61-year-old model is one of our icons, our inspiration, a woman who thoroughly embraces her age and lives her life to the fullest. Isn’t she amazingly beautiful?

A model, actress, yogi, whole foods enthusiast, beach lover… Healthy, stylish, fit, and sexy, Rossi lives gently and authentically. Committed to the daily nourishment of her mind, body, and spirit, she honors herself in ways that are both tangible and not. And though legs for days and long gray hair may not be in the cards for everyone, there are things you can learn from a sexagenarian who still stops traffic wherever she goes.

Rossi grew up living simply on the island of Corsica. The oldest of three children, she was raised by her grandparents, who didn’t have running water or electricity until she was 10 years old. Money was in short supply, “but we had everything we needed, provided by nature,” she says. She spent a great deal of time outside, alone. Today though, living in Malibu, she has plenty of friends and admirers. And she has plenty of validation that she is, indeed, beautiful. Both inside and out.

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Rossi began modeling in her late 20s, but she was well into her 50s before major fashion labels began to hire her. Still, people outside of the fashion world didn’t recognize her name until few years ago, when BoredPanda ran a story titled “59-Year-Old Grandmother Still Going Strong as a Fashion Model.” That article, which showcased self-portraits and photos of Rossi from various fashion campaigns over the last 20 years, nearly broke the Internet. It’s a perfect example that it’s never too late to start living your dreams!

Today, between photoshoots, Rossi works on various fine art and photography projects and spends as much time as she can outside. She takes acting classes on weekends and wishes to work in science fiction and adventure films. She is always busy by doing what she loves and is passionate about!

Isn´t her glow inspiring? “Aging is an organic, natural process that I have no power over — unless you count the power of letting go. … I have no time to spend on a struggle. Resistance won’t change anything, and it could even make the process worse,” she says. “And then I would loose my glow.” She is a spiritual being who is connected to nature and the wisdom in her body in ways that are uncommon. And her attitude toward aging is refreshing:

No millennials nor baby boomers, only people who want to exchange their desire to continue conquer new horizons: The Flat agers. Join us, trust the vibes!