Meet the mama of twin grown-up girls, Nicola Griffin, who currently holds the record as the oldest model to ever grace the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Against all odds, Nicola made the modeling world understand that age is just a number and the highly-admired hourglass shape is not the exclusive right of the young.
The 56-year-old model has continued to break new frontiers and has dared to feature in a lingerie photo session even as the prestigious SLINK magazine featured her as the star of their recent photo shoot. According to the elderly model, her debut modeling shoot was the greatest thing she has ever done, and she encourages more women with an exceptional physique to join the profession, irrespective of their age.
Talking about redefining our contemporary view of the modeling profession, Nicola has done it with a big bang. Her perfect blend of uniqueness has distinguished her and since her debut shoot, her face is fast becoming familiar among the creme de la creme of the modeling profession. The fact that she is more than twice the age of most celebrated models has drawn a lot of positive attention to her.
Who is Nicola Griffin?
With her status as a new celeb, information on her background and early life is not available but the records have revealed that she was born in the year 1956 in Nottingham. She is a single parent who had split from her husband more than a decade ago.
After her separation from her ex-husband, her whole life was centered on her twin daughters Elly and Tabitha who are currently in their early twenties. In fact, it was the persuasion of her twins that made her take up her first photo session and right now, the girls cannot help but marvel at how far their mum has come in the modeling world. The twins are currently in the university, one at Newcastle while the other at Manchester.
Pre-modelling, Nicola Griffin worked for a French Language school before her foray into the world of modeling. Her job responsibly in the school was to make arrangements for exchange programs involving students of French origin who desire to come over to the United Kingdom to learn English.
Nicola did not choose to model as a career rather modeling chose her when she least expected. The story of her success can be recounted as that of a middle-aged single mother who ran into luck because she happened to be in the right place at the right time. A woman from a hair product company known as White Hot Hair tapped her shoulder while Nicola was standing on a bank’s queue with her two daughters and asked a strange question.
Her positive answer to the woman’s question which was encouraged by her daughters took her on a photo shoot with White Hot Hair, little did she know that it was not going to be a one-off activity. Her successful section with White-Hot Hair opened doors for other modeling jobs from local agencies and later, she ascended to London-based Milk Model Management. Some of the major photo shoots Nicola Griffin has done include; a retirement home brochure, a skin campaign shoot and a lingerie shoot.
While most fashionable women will make the choice of dying their greying hair black to maintain a youthful look, Nicola Griffin chose to allow her’s to grey naturally and today, her decision has paid off. Perhaps this was her calling and she was unconsciously preparing for the role that awaited her albeit it came late in life.
Are you not inquisitive about the body stats of this middle-aged model who has redefined our contemporary belief that only the young, the tall, and the elegant can thrive in the modeling world? Among other things, the elderly model has been able to maintain a firm and well-toned skin, a striking body shape with curves that have been described as remarkable. Nicola turns heads wherever she goes and has the necessary charm to dazzle the eyes of anyone who takes a glance at her picture.
On normal grounds, we would definitely not entertain the idea of having the photos of a bikini-clad elderly woman splashed all over the social media, but the right diet, coupled with balanced workout has kept this unique mama right on the front pages of celebrity magazines. The famed model comes equipped with grey hair and beautiful blue eyes, she stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches with a bust size of 34E which is usually the center of attraction in her bikini shoots. Her other body stats include hip-42, waist 32.5 and shoe size 42.