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 10,000 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.
Yazemeenah Rossi’s fountain of youth
It’s no surprise that she chose words like “time traveler” and “extraterrestrial” to describe herself.
Originally, from Corsica, Yazemeenah Rossi is now living in Malibu, California, and has a dual French and American citizenship.
She started her modeling career in France at age 30, when most models retire. It didn’t take her long to become a model for The Ford Modeling Agency in New York City and one of the first models with silver hair.
Some credit her unusual youth, flawless body and Rapunzel-like silvered hair to her diet and lifestyle. And they are not far from the truth. “Yoga every day, good food, good sleep, good music, nature,” she recently explained to us over email.
Looks aside, what gained Rossi 251,000 Instagram followers is her particular unearthly presence that transcends the screens.
We asked Yazemeenah Rossi what keeps her in a constant state of wonder and gratitude. Her answer breaks the linguistic norms in the best possible way.
Here’s what she had to say:
“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.