Meet The 56-year-old Model Who Is The Oldest Woman To Have Been Featured In Sports Illustrated
Nicola Griffin, a size 16, single mother from Nottingham is the oldest model to have been featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition. She took up modelling for want of something to do after her kids all flew the nest. Now she’s the star of a shoot for SLiNK magazine, the only print plus-size fashion magazine worldwide, for its ‘Passion Issue’, celebrating passionate women across all ages.
‘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. ‘I’ve been young, I’ve been worried, I’ve been under pressure. I’ve felt all those things and I don’t want to feel them any more.
You might think looking so good at 56 comes with impossible dietary commitments but Nicola doesn’t diet, she said: “I eat a lot of fruit and veg. I like kiwis, nuts, green smoothies made with spinach and bananas, and I have porridge for breakfast.”