A 58-year-old mother-of-two strives to be the oldest person to ever harm the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Matter.
Jodi Harrison-Bauer, a gym owner from Branford, Connecticut flew to Miami to participate in the annual open day of publication casting Call on Friday, July 12, where tens of thousands of women can audition to be mentioned in the 2020 issue of the publication.
The mother of two said she has never felt as confident as she is now in her fifties and wants to encourage others that it is not too late to try something new, as she strives to become the oldest model in the next special edition of the year.
Wow! Jodi Harrison-Bauer, from Branford, Connecticut, has revealed that she aspires to be the oldest woman to be seen in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Confident! The mother-of-two, who has a gym in Connecticut, has never felt as confident as she is now, and wants to encourage others & # 39; it's not too late to try something new & # 39 ;.
Fantastic: Jodi flew to Miami to participate in the annual open casting call of the publication on Friday, July 12, where women can audition to appear in the special edition
Speak with the New Haven Register, Jodi said she decided to fight for a slot like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model when she realized that there were no specific age restrictions.
The open casting, which takes place on Friday July 12 in Miami, does not specify an age limit, except that applicants must be 18 years or older.
Occasion: she decided to attend the casting in the hope that she was chosen to appear on the special edition when she realized that there were no age restrictions
The description for the event is: & # 39; Although we are looking for fresh, beautiful faces, SI Swimsuit has always been a leading company in inclusiveness.
& # 39; We welcome all body types, ethnicities and note that there is no requirement for the "industry standard".
& # 39; We want to work with models that understand the value of the SI Swimsuit platform and want to take advantage of everything it offers. & # 39;
Jodi said, even though she was already in her fifties and the majority of SI bathing suit models were usually in their twenties or thirties, she has never felt confidence in her own body.
& # 39; I saw that there were no specific age categories, & # 39; she said.
That was my back door to go for it, & Jodi Fit, founder of Jodi Fit's personal training center, added Jodi.
Working on it! Mother of two children – Elyssa, 30 and Alexis, 26 – Jodi said she wants to break out of the box that love likes to put us in, which is also the motto of her gym – Jodi Fit
Inspirational: & # 39; Whether I was chosen or not. I do this as another way to share who I am and encourage others that it's not too late to try something new, & she said.
Sweet: seen with her daughters Elyssa and Alexis, Jodi said she wants to encourage others to understand that their age should not limit their chances in life
Mother of two children – Elyssa, 30, and Alexis, 26 – Jodi said she wants to break out of the box in which love likes to put us, whatever the motto of her gym.
Although she wanted to succeed in her search, Jodi said the main reason behind her attempt to become the oldest SI bathing suit model is to share who she is as a person.
Role model: And it is not the first time that Jodi has shown others that their age cannot determine their success
In the same way, she wants to encourage others to realize that their age should not limit the things they want to do in life.
She said: & # 39; whether I was chosen or not. I do this as another way to share who I am and encourage others that it is not too late to try something new.
& # 39; I am 58 and I have never felt so confident.
& # 39; I want to convey my message to all ages, but especially women over the age of fifty, to ignore expectations by being brave and stepping out of your comfort zone & # 39 ;, she added.
And it is not the first time that Jodi has shown others that their age cannot determine their success.
The now two-time champion only started competing with fitness competitions at the age of 40 and at the age of fifty she started to open her gym.
Until now, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has never had a woman in her fifties who is not a full-time model or celebrity.
Impressive! The now two-time champion (seen in the gym) only started competing in fitness competitions at the age of 40 and at the age of 50 she started to open her gym.
Positive message: the mother of two said she would like to encourage others, especially women in their fifties, to ignore & expect expectations by being brave and step out of your comfort zone & # 39;
The oldest model to date that has ever been included in the publication is the 54-year-old Paulina Porizkova, who presented in this year's edition.
Wow! Paulina Porizkova, 54, poses topless in a string bikini for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition 2019
Paulina, who debuted in the magazine for the first time when she was 17 years old in 1983, said she was nervous when she was told that the photos would not be retouched.
Speak up Good morning America pending publication of the publication in May, she said: & # 39; I was "gulp", and it is just as good, I look good for 54. & # 39;
Completed photos in the special edition show Paulina radiant in different bathing suits, while showing off her sleek, slender figure.
In the meantime, in May Tyra Banks became the oldest model ever demonstrated in swimwear for sportswear.
The 45-year-old posed for a beautiful photo that showed that she just shows off her tinted physique in a yellow bikini.
Tyra & # 39; s appearance in the special edition 23 years after she was the very first African American to grace the special cover.
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