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Is Age really Just a Number? Modeling at 50+




Life has a remarkable way of surprising us when we least expect it. Just when we think we've settled into the routines of adulthood, the universe has a tendency to throw curveballs that challenge our perceptions, ignite our passions, and remind us that age is truly just a number. My journey into the world of modeling at the age of 50+ stands as a testament to the boundless potential that exists within us, regardless of the digits on our birth certificates.



A Leap of Faith


As I stood at the crossroads of my 50s, I found myself reflecting on the many chapters that had unfolded in my life. While the days had flown by, my spirit remained youthful and curious, eager to explore uncharted territories. It was during this introspective moment that the idea of modeling struck me - an idea that seemed both audacious and invigorating. Rather than letting the notion fade as a passing whim, I chose to treat it as a spark of inspiration that demanded attention.



Challenging the Norms


Society has an uncanny knack for placing limitations on us as we age. The concept of beauty is often confined within the boundaries of youth, leaving those of us who have crossed into the realm of middle age feeling somewhat invisible. However, I realized that the best way to challenge these norms was to confront them head-on. By embarking on a modeling journey at an age when many would consider hanging up their dreams, I sought to redefine what it means to be beautiful, confident, and vibrant.



Embracing Self-Discovery


After a catwalk casting debacle that left me disheartened, I sought solace in a cozy Dubai coffee shop where I met my husband, Patrick. With a heavy heart, I confided in him, convinced that leaving Dubai was the only way forward after my abysmal performance. As our discussion deepened, a flicker of inspiration ignited within me. In that moment, a memory from my reading resurfaced - the incredible Coco Rocha and her renowned Model Camp in the vibrant heart of New York. Driven by newfound determination, I hastily applied that very evening, never expecting what would come next. To my astonishment, the following day brought an Instagram message from none other than Coco Rocha herself, expressing her desire to welcome me into her illustrious Coco Rocha Model Camp. It was the lifeline I so desperately needed after the runway rejection that had initially shattered my dreams. Fast forward two months, and there I was, stepping onto an Emirates plane bound for New York, ready for a transformative journey of self-discovery.



The Power of Reinvention


Starting a new chapter in life, especially one as unconventional as modeling after 50, taught me the power of reinvention. It's easy to get comfortable in the roles we've assumed throughout the years - parent, professional, friend - but these roles are just facets of the multifaceted gems that we are. By embracing change and allowing ourselves to evolve, we unlock opportunities to surprise ourselves and those around us. In conclusion, my journey into the world of modeling at 50+ reminded me that life is an ongoing adventure, and there's no expiration date on our dreams. To those contemplating a daring leap into uncharted waters, I say this: embrace the unknown, challenge the norms, and let your passion guide you. So, is age really just a number? I think it’s more accurate to say that age is a part of who we are, but it doesn’t define the entirety of our potential.

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gremm.jennie
28 באוג׳ 2023

I absolutely loved reading this Eveling! Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational story, I am unbelievably proud of you! Lots of love, Jen xx

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Eveline Gonzenbach
Eveline Gonzenbach
28 באוג׳ 2023
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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your incredibly kind words and support. It means the world to me to hear that you enjoyed reading my story and found it inspirational. Knowing that you are proud of me fills me with immense gratitude. It's through the support of wonderful individuals like you that I've been able to overcome challenges and reach where I am today. Your love and positivity truly light up my path. Much love right back your way lovely Jen.

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chdestiny
27 באוג׳ 2023

Evelina, you are a true inspiration!! And stunning!!

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Eveline Gonzenbach
Eveline Gonzenbach
28 באוג׳ 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind words! I truly appreciate your support and am grateful to know that my words or actions have inspired you. Let's continue to support and encourage each other on this incredible journey called life!

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