10 Inspiring 50+ People Who Prove That You Can Change Your Life at Any Age
People who fear that it’s too late to start something new or feel too old for this or that often only need to see inspiring examples proving otherwise and showing that it’s never too late as long as you’re alive.
There are people who are worried about aging, the appearance of wrinkles, and the reduction in opportunities. And then there are those who love their age and, instead of trying to hide it, turn it into one of their main virtues.
We at Bright Side want to share 10 such women who, despite their age, do not cease to please their thousands of fans with magnificent blogs, funny videos, and stylish photos. These women are definitely an inspiration!
Iris Apfel, 96
Iris is a living legend of the fashion industry. Throughout her career, she worked at Women’s Wear Daily and participated in the White House design restoration projects for nine presidents. Iris also has her own line of accessories.
At 96 years old, Apfel is a famous fashion icon and an Instagram blogger. She is known for her multi-layered gems, feathers, and her signature oversized glasses.
Ernestine Shepherd, 81
This lady is a great example to follow. In 2011, the Guinness World Records named her the world’s oldest competitive female bodybuilder. Ernestine was 74 years old at the time.
She started working out at the age of 56, and now, at 82 years old, she still exercises. On her Facebook fan page, she shares her diet and training secrets. So what’s your excuse for skipping workouts?
Baddie Winkle, 89
Instagrandma Baddie Winkle became an Internet sensation at the age of 85. Her social media tagline, “Stealing Your Man Since 1928,” has become a popular saying. Baddie is known for her eccentric clothes and her vivid personality.
Ross Smith’s Granny, 91
Meet Ross Smith and his adorable granny. Ross became famous when one of his videos starring his granny went viral on the internet. Now he regularly films and uploads videos with his grandmother on Instagram and YouTube.
Granny Smith became so popular that some of the biggest movie and sports stars, such as Chuck Norris and Mike Tyson, co-starred with her in the videos.
Shirley Curry, 82
Shirley Curry became a true internet sensation at the age of 79 when she posted her Skyrim video to Reddit and it instantly became one of the biggest submissions that day. She’s now a gaming celebrity and hundreds of thousands of people watch her videos on her fast-growing YouTube channel.
Park Makrye, 70
70-year-old Park Makrye’s makeup tutorials are a huge hit on social media. Holiday vlogs, outdoor adventures, and dance videos are also a part of her YouTube videos.
Park’s videos are about showing off her wrinkles and being confident in one’s own body. Combined with wit, humor, and a fresh wave of style, she has become quite popular among South Korea’s youth.
Maye Musk, 69
The gorgeous Maye Musk, the mother of Elon Musk, has been modeling for over five decades. She has appeared on the covers of New York Magazine and Elle Canada and she has been photographed for Vogue Italia, Vogue Korea, and Vanity Fair. She has also starred in campaigns for Target, Virgin America, and Clinique.
In 2013, Maye was in Beyoncé’s music video for “Haunted.” Last year, she signed a contract with IMG, the famous modeling agency.
Lyn Slater, 64
The story of Lyn Slater is a real-life Cinderella story. The fashion professor Lyn became a known name in the fashion industry by accident. Slater happened to be at the right place at the right time during New York Fashion Week. Dressed in a Yohji Yamamoto suit and carrying a Chanel bag, she was suddenly surrounded by photographers who assumed she must be someone important in fashion, given her high fashion look.
While Slater wasn’t anyone in the fashion industry at the time, she certainly is now; her Instagram profile has more than 300,000 followers.
Sarah Jane Adams, 62
This 62-year-old jewelry designer turned into a fashion icon with more than 160,000 followers on her Instagram profile. Sarah explains her success by saying that “It’s less about the clothes and more about the attitude.” Looking at this adorable smiling Grandmother, we can only agree.
Anna Dello Russo, 55
Anna Dello Russo is a creative consultant and editor-at-large for Vogue Japan. The Italian stylist became a standard feature on influential street style blogs right from the early days, winning a legion of fans eagerly following her outfits on blogs such as The Sartorialist and Jak & Jil.
Anna quickly expanded on her rising popularity, launching her own fashion and lifestyle blog and entering into creative collaborations with retailers such as Yoox.
These beautiful and inspiring ladies have proven to us that it’s never too late to start doing something you love. Maybe you know people who didn’t let their age stop them from chasing their dreams? Share their stories in the comments below!