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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Yes, I know it's Yahoo, so you can't really take this stuff seriously, but does she look too young?

http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/underwear … 43907.html

You decide!

Sep 07 13 07:40 am Link

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B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Utter nonsense!

I wouldn't put her a day under 35....  big_smile





Just my $0.02

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Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Sep 07 13 07:47 am Link

Photographer

London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

She has a better bod than some 20 year olds!

Sep 07 13 07:48 am Link

Photographer

jimmi L

Posts: 557

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

From the article: "So she relaunched her career as a freelance model..."

Tells me she is good at marketing, and that the interwebs are always in need of a story.

As a side note, the pics in the article show me a model who looks pretty stiff and lifeless, so maybe she isn't getting the gigs for reasons other than her age....

IMHO

Sep 07 13 07:49 am Link

Artist/Painter

MainePaintah

Posts: 1778

Saco, Maine, US

She must look totally different in real life, because to me she looked at least 25 years old in that top photo!

Sep 07 13 07:53 am Link

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Know Idea

Posts: 2954

San Diego, California, US

W . . . . T . . . F . . . .

Sep 07 13 07:58 am Link

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Photographer

GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36244

San Francisco, California, US

It is a fantasy on her part.

Sep 07 13 08:13 am Link

Photographer

Moon Pix Photography

Posts: 3892

Syracuse, New York, US

That Italian Guy wrote:
Utter nonsense!

I wouldn't put her a day under 35....  big_smile





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

35? She doesn't look a day under 50 to me!!!

Sep 07 13 08:21 am Link

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Moon Pix Photography

Posts: 3892

Syracuse, New York, US

GPS Studio Services wrote:
It is a fantasy on her part.

+1

Sep 07 13 08:21 am Link

Photographer

Murphy Photography

Posts: 163

Bangor, Maine, US

Not knowing her real age I would have guessed her to be in her early 50s. She might not be getting jobs because of her age, but it's not because she looks to young. smile

Sep 07 13 08:45 am Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Utter bullshit. Why is this classed as news?

Sep 07 13 09:03 am Link

Photographer

C h a r l e s D

Posts: 9304

Los Angeles, California, US

So, she had a decent career as a model and is now too old.  Now she's complaining? 
MeMeMe. 

Well, I suggest she get an MM account and work for GWCs like me for $35.00 an hour. 

If she still wants to model, that may be her best bet.

And, the too young thing?  Yeah, MMM HHMMM.  I've got a bridge to sell the believers of that crap.

Sep 07 13 09:04 am Link

Photographer

Hi_Spade Photography

Posts: 897

Darlington, South Carolina, US

Murphy Photography wrote:
Not knowing her real age I would have guessed her to be in her early 50s. She might not be getting jobs because of her age, but it's not because she looks to young. smile

+1000 wink.

Sep 07 13 09:06 am Link

Model

Amber West

Posts: 283

London, England, United Kingdom

I think the agencies were being polite.  She looks spot on 49 (if not a few years older).
I know of plenty of models in late forties/fifties who are very youthful looking (and really do look 15 years younger).  They don't seem to be short of work.

Sep 07 13 09:11 am Link

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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32233

Lodi, California, US

Looks too young? She's completely delusional.

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/lfXVuhFmwr49X7Umw0tOtw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/lifestyles/2013-09-06/d49343bc-779c-4e37-8c8c-39c18ee49e1a_Carolyn-Brennan-Modelling-industry-agism.jpg

I'd have guessed she's in her fifties.

Sep 07 13 09:18 am Link

Photographer

Kool Koncepts

Posts: 888

Saint Louis, Michigan, US

Forgetting age... if that's the quality of work her photographers and her are producing!!!!

Sep 07 13 09:18 am Link

Photographer

New Art Photo

Posts: 701

Los Angeles, California, US

It's sad. The agencies are  just trying to be civilized about the situation, and let her go gently, but she's not getting the clue.

A friend should take her aside, and tell her the truth.

Sep 07 13 09:20 am Link

Model

Jules NYC

Posts: 16228

New York, New York, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
Looks too young? She's completely delusional.

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/lfXVuhFmwr49X7Umw0tOtw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/lifestyles/2013-09-06/d49343bc-779c-4e37-8c8c-39c18ee49e1a_Carolyn-Brennan-Modelling-industry-agism.jpg

Most actors over 50 have the mad cash to get any facial rejuvenation/surgery/etc. they desire to stop the clock.

Here I see a woman that really needs to get something done with her neck area and her jowl lines.

Her nose is kind of um, not statuesque looking anymore.

If she didn't want to be in the industry or play a role that didn't require a stop in time, then screw the world.

Sep 07 13 09:22 am Link

Model

Jules NYC

Posts: 16228

New York, New York, US

Not everyone ages like Gloria Swanson.

lol

When my face starts melting, I doubt I'd give two shits about modeling.

Sep 07 13 09:25 am Link

Photographer

New Art Photo

Posts: 701

Los Angeles, California, US

Female beauty is a very delicate and transitory thing-- like the career of athletes-- it's a young man-- and young women's game.

If Kate Moss wasn't a cultural icon, SHE  probably wouldn't be working. (There--I said it hmm ( And I worshiped the beauty of kate Moss.)

Sep 07 13 09:31 am Link

Model

GQ The Couture Model

Posts: 316

Seattle, Washington, US

The agencies are looking for the next big thing barely out of diapers why do you think female models have such short life spans.

Sep 07 13 09:40 am Link

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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32233

Lodi, California, US

And then there's beauty that transcends all concepts of age.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZoqKVRq6LY4/TZsf6AEJMSI/AAAAAAAAABY/nUJLMmPIhD8/s1600/Audrey+Hepburn%252C+UNICEF+ambassador+in+Ethiopia2.jpg

Sep 07 13 09:52 am Link

Clothing Designer

GRMACK

Posts: 2142

Bakersfield, California, US

Sorry, but just because she can fit into a size 2 dress at fifty doesn't make her any younger.  I agree the hiring agency was being nice.

Some Brooks' Institute togger friend had me pose once as a model in some doctor's office ad thing with some other models.  Doctor commented to him on, "Who's that old guy?  I'm not into geriatrics.  Get him out of the photo."

At least my togger friend said, "Hey. The doc said you look like hammered crap and get your ugly ass outta my photo."  Nice that guy's can talk that way to each other without much hard feelings. wink

So much for my modeling career even if I was 6' something.  Astronaut application didn't work out so well either.  Submarine duty?  "Too tall. Go away kid."

Sep 07 13 10:11 am Link

Photographer

London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Orca Bay Images wrote:
And then there's beauty that transcends all concepts of age.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZoqKVRq6LY4/TZsf6AEJMSI/AAAAAAAAABY/nUJLMmPIhD8/s1600/Audrey+Hepburn%252C+UNICEF+ambassador+in+Ethiopia2.jpg

Absolutely agree!

Younger...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/Natalie_zps7634c949.jpg

Older...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/NatalieOlder_zps7f5a81d3.jpg

Sep 07 13 10:27 am Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10308

Santa Ana, California, US

London Fog wrote:

Absolutely agree!

Younger...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/Natalie_zps7634c949.jpg

Older...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/AA777/NatalieOlder_zps7f5a81d3.jpg

Those aren't the same woman. The top one is Audrey Hepburn. The bottom two are Natalie Wood.

Sep 07 13 10:34 am Link

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Swank Photography

Posts: 19015

Key West, Florida, US

London Fog wrote:
Yes, I know it's Yahoo, so you can't really take this stuff seriously, but does she look too young?

http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/underwear … 43907.html

You decide!

Seriously? That lady doesnt look young at all. Sorry. Not being bitchy. But yeah no. Going by the title of this thread I was thinking a 20-something year old female was looking more like a 15 year old female.

lol Sooooooooooooooooo not the case lol

She actually looks to be in her early 40's with a few stabs of Botox.

Sep 07 13 10:35 am Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

Swank Photography wrote:

Seriously? That lady doesnt look young at all. Sorry. Not being bitchy. But yeah no. Going by the title of this thread I was thinking a 20-something year old female was looking more like a 15 year old female.

lol Sooooooooooooooooo not the case lol

She actually looks to be in her early 40's with a few stabs of Botox.

Yes, but she has a great bod! It's just the face that doesn't match!

Sep 07 13 10:42 am Link

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London Fog

Posts: 6770

London, England, United Kingdom

J O H N  A L L A N wrote:
Those aren't the same woman. The top one is Audrey Hepburn. The bottom two are Natalie Wood.

Yes, thank you John, I am aware of this. My point is that Ms Wood looked great just about at any time during her short life!

Sep 07 13 10:45 am Link

Model

Isis22

Posts: 2567

Muncie, Indiana, US

The head shot shows a woman whose only hints at youth comes from her hair.

I am 46.

Sep 07 13 11:56 am Link

Photographer

Reflected

Posts: 16076

New York, New York, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
Looks too young? She's completely delusional.

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/lfXVuhFmwr49X7Umw0tOtw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/lifestyles/2013-09-06/d49343bc-779c-4e37-8c8c-39c18ee49e1a_Carolyn-Brennan-Modelling-industry-agism.jpg

I'd have guessed she's in her fifties.

Late fifties.  If not later.

Sep 07 13 12:03 pm Link

Photographer

Rick OBanion Photo

Posts: 1351

Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Maybe she was too young for a Depends ad shoot..otherwise...wtf

Sep 07 13 12:04 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

i didnt think she looked that young hmm

Sep 07 13 12:29 pm Link

Photographer

Solas

Posts: 9537

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

It's just yahoo being yahoo

Sep 07 13 12:58 pm Link

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Abbitt Photography

Posts: 11721

Oakland Acres, Iowa, US

GPS Studio Services wrote:
It is a fantasy on her part.

+2

This is her account that's being given.  She had good work for 20 years, but now as she's older it's drying up because she looks too young?   That' just doesn't make sense.

She even eludes to the fact, she wants to model as if she's much younger than she is.  It seems to me she had a longer run than most (as a "young" model),  but eventually her aging caught up with her, but she doesn't want to admit it - that's my take.

Sep 07 13 03:18 pm Link

Photographer

Photos by Lorrin

Posts: 6987

Eugene, Oregon, US

Perhaps she should try out or grand mother roles or even great grandmother.

Sep 07 13 06:30 pm Link

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Herman Surkis

Posts: 8857

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Moon Pix Photography wrote:

35? She doesn't look a day under 50 to me!!!

Yep.

And I would date her in a heart beat.
Of course at this point in my life I would date anything with a heart beat (kiddin).
She looks like an attractive 50 something, with a great bode.

Great marketing.

Sep 07 13 06:57 pm Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7929

Imperial, California, US

Hahaha!! Yeah I'd refuse her work too!! Granny needs to get to making cookies!!:-))

Sep 07 13 07:05 pm Link

Photographer

1472

Posts: 1059

Pembroke Pines, Florida, US

GER Photography wrote:
Hahaha!! Yeah I'd refuse her work too!! Granny needs to get to making cookies!!:-))

Ahahaha exactly or doing Allstate commercials

"hey grandma"

Sep 07 13 07:11 pm Link

Photographer

Ruben Sanchez

Posts: 3498

San Antonio, Texas, US

London Fog wrote:
Yes, I know it's Yahoo, so you can't really take this stuff seriously, but does she look too young?

http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/underwear … 43907.html

You decide!

The photo is a little too soft focused to be able to see the detail in her face.

Saying she's "too old", would get them sued, but saying she's "too young" won't.  I think it's just a nice way to say, "It's time for you to retire from underwear modeling".

Sep 07 13 07:15 pm Link

Photographer

Ruben Sanchez

Posts: 3498

San Antonio, Texas, US

Reflected wrote:

Late fifties.  If not later.

Yes, it's time to retire from underwear modeling.

Sep 07 13 07:18 pm Link