Elle Macpherson is not focusing on ageing.
The supermodel – dubbed ‘The Body’ by Time in 1989 – is set to turn 60 in March and says she feels “incredible” as she approaches the landmark, thanks partly to quitting drinking 20 years ago.
She told Body and Soul about maturing: “I feel incredible. I think that’s the most important thing.
“You say I look incredible but I feel that way. I just love that sense of vitality and I’m grateful for my life, I’m grateful for my journey and I am loving turning 60.”
Since leaving the catwalk behind, Elle has founded WelleCo, the rapidly growing global supplement brand that sprang from her own experiences of feeling less than her best.
She approached 50 sleep-deprived, unmotivated, sugar-addicted, surviving on coffee and suffering from weight gain, bad skin and low libido.
Elle – who was part of the group of 1990s supermodels branded ‘The Magnificent Seven’ by the New York Times in 1996 – added about feeling back to her best thanks to focusing on her wellness: “I don’t focus on ageing. I think it’s more important to focus on the quality of the life that you’re living and how you’re living life to the fullest.