People who break boundaries are our fave!
Thanks to Swimsuits For All and Sports Illustrated for introducing us to model Nicola Griffin, who has followed up those gigs with a sexy lingerie shoot in Slink magazine.
The 56-year-old is certainly opening doors for older models in the industry, which are a rare sight in mainstream magazines.
Nicola herself addresses this issue in the publication:
"Young girls open magazines and it influences them so much about body image. I particularly think it's very good for them to see different sized women because otherwise they can feel bad about themselves if they don't look like the models they are constantly viewing."
A thousand times yes!
It's so very important to see people of various ages and body types in media, as opposed to a very narrow ideal that few can ever hope to achieve.
It's also beautiful to witness someone over 50 embrace the natural aging process:
"I think for me maybe it comes with age because when you get to 56 you don't know how long you have got left in the world and this is how you look so embrace it. Life is short so I just think, like it or lump it. I'm determined to enjoy each day."
What an inspiration!
We hope to see more of Nicola in the future!
Check out her full spread in the gallery (above)!
[Image via Slink]