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This 59-Year-Old Lingerie Model Is Out To Prove Beauty Has No Age Limit

A number of models have become trailblazers in the industry and are changing the way we define beauty.

Thanks to these women who aren't afraid to embrace their unique beauty, we're getting more diversity in the world of fashion than ever before.

Now, one model has started an important conversation about how we think about age when it comes to beauty. Learn more about her inspiring story.

Nicola Griffin decided to get into modeling six years ago, at the age of 53.

While most people are starting to plan for retirement at that age, Nicola was scouted while running some errands, and her career took off from there.

Now, at 59, Nicola's work has taken her around the world and she's landed some huge campaigns.

She's appeared in photos for MAC Cosmetics, Ashley Graham's swimwear line, and Harper's Bazaar.

Nicola has also walked the runway for a number of designers.

She walked numerous shows during Bristol Fashion Week in the U.K. and absolutely dominated.

Nicola's work continues to highlight the need for diversity in the modeling world.

We're finally starting to see more body types and models of color in campaigns, but diversity can also extend to the ages of models. When was the last time you saw a model over the age of 50 in an ad?

Specifically, many people have praised Nicola for her lingerie campaigns.

Women can be sexy at any age and Nicola proves that!

If you're wondering if she's been this confident her whole life, like most women, Nicola has suffered from insecurity.

While she's happy to model swimsuits and lingerie now, that wasn't always the case.

“I was terribly insecure throughout my 30’s and 40’s but now I have no problems in doing a lingerie shoot, I am proud of who I am," she said in an interview with Yahoo!

Modeling has completely changed Nicola's perception of her own body.

"Never in a million years did I think I would be doing lingerie shoots, but my confidence is now sky high and I have accepted my body for what it is,” she said.

While most people have praised Nicola for her achievements, she has had to deal with the occasional hater.

"Some people have been negative about my modelling, as they claim someone in their 50’s should be retiring but I am just warming up," she said.

You tell 'em, Nicola!

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I absolutely love her story and her work promoting diversity in the modeling industry. Women like Nicola prove that when it comes to beauty, there is definitely no age limit.

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