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60-Year-Old Model Gillean McLeod Proves Beauty Has No Age Limit

She's the star of H&M's new swimwear campaign.

22/06/2016 10:40

A model starring in H&M's new swimwear campaign is inspiring the world with her incredible story.

Gillean McLeod, who is based in New York, US, was working as a stylist when she was scouted to become a model - at the age of 53.

Having turned 60 this year, McLeod is still landing major campaigns and proving that beauty really does have no age limit.

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"I can’t tell you how much modeling changed my life – I am just so much more confident in myself," she told H&M magazine.

"I sort of take pride in not doing botox or any of that face stuff. That look just seems so forced and strange to me. I am happy with the way I am. And I am here, you know? Doing a swimwear shoot today!"

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Writing on her Instagram, McLeod said she believes "60 is the new 20".

Revealing that she had the best time of her life during her 50s, she wrote: "This past decade disappeared in a nanosecond. There were some very fierce obstacles in my way but I hung in there and now here it is. 60."

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"Only keep with you the people who inspire you and bring joy and light into your life. There's always another incredible moment just waiting around the corner," she added.

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