Suzy Monty, at 62 years old is considered Britain’s oldest glamour model (Glamour modeling, by the way, is especially geared toward the male gaze, very sexy but not porny). It’s unusual for women to be modeling after a certain age because society is deranged, but Monty has the opportunity to be a glamour model/freak show(in a positive and lucrative way) because her body looks like it belongs to a much younger woman. Seriously, her figure is crazy, like she made a deal with the devil or something.
Images of Monty are somewhat jarring and only partially because the incongruence between her wildly youthful bod and mature face. Her glamour photo shoots are uncanny because the styling is particularly unusual for an older woman. “Age appropriateness” is stupid concept and people should do what they want, but in our society it’s strange to see a 62 year old woman with hair extensions down to there wearing a pink gingham bikini top.
Monty doesn’t totally veer into Whatever Happened to Baby Jane(1962) horror of anachronism territory, but she’s still an oddball to say the least. I don’t want to sound like I’m shaming her, because she has an admirably good attitude and her body is truly smoking hot, but she’s a weirdo! You’ll see.
Here are her most bizarre quotes:
“I get 20-something men calling me gorgeous…They like that I’m an old lady with a younger body.”
20-something men are generally disgusting and I hate that their admiration is apparently something to brag about.
Monty took a 20 year break from modeling when glandular fever took her out of the game. After her extended hiatus, she saw a picture of a very special actress:
“I missed modelling but didn’t consider going back to it until I saw Helen [Mirren] on the beach,’ she revealed. ‘I thought, “I’m 57 and my body is as good as hers’”
That picture of Helen Mirren in a bikini inspired everyone who beheld it.
“One model agency I approached said that I didn’t have the “granny” look for my age…They missed the whole point – a woman looking young for her age. Thankfully, I have since been taken on my a another model agency which does realise my potential as a younger-looking model”
Not all old ladies have to be grannies, but it’s ok to look like a granny too.
Having the body of a much younger woman is her gimmick. How does she keep her sexagenarian bod looking like that? Her most important anti-aging trick:
“Radiate joy and people will smile back, making one’s day a happier experience…I honestly think people these days don’t smile enough, I smile at everyone, even animals”
Oh, okay. Keep getting it, though.
Go to the Daily Mail for more pictures of Suzy Monty.
via Daily Mail//Image screen captured by me