If you happen to stumble into Yazemeenah Rossi’s Instagram account, you might not know what to make of her bio. Especially the second half: “story teller /Time Traveler/ Extraterrestrial enjoy transiting on planet Earth as Visual Artis.”
Browse through her almost 9,000 photos and everything will start to make sense. Rossi’s magazine shoots give away her background as an actress and a model. According to her IMDb page, Rossi appeared in a handful of short films and she’s currently filming, along with plus-size model Tess Holliday, a documentary called Timeless Beauty.
Indeed, Rossi is part of a growing number of older models who seem to defy the laws of aging.
It’s no surprise that she chose words like “time traveler” and “extraterrestrial” to describe herself. Some would credit her unusual youthness, flawless body and Rapunzel-like silvered hair to her diet and lifestyle. “Yoga every day, good food, good sleep, good music, nature,” she recently explained to us over email.
Looks aside, what gained Rossi 153,000 Instagram is her particular unearthly presence that transcends the screens.
We asked her what keeps her in a constant state of wonder and gratitude. Her answer breaks the linguistic norms in the best possible way.
“I stay present to myself, always re-center, feel inside like a permanent meditation …place myself in observator in situation where I could be emotionally moved … to found the ‘hidden gift’, the blessing in disguise…contemplative, amazed like a child and grateful… love to create beauty in everything in my life… Connected with my Spirit … I am an ‘Alien’ enjoying transiting on Earth as an Artist :).”
Head over her website to see her artwork.
Snacks From Influencers is a series asking social media influencers for advice on self-improvement. Responses are edited for space and clarity.