Tess Daly has candidly discussed her attitude towards aging and the pressure placed on physical appearances in the modeling industry.
The 53-year-old TV presenter admitted she thinks she has “wrinkles galore” but said she wouldn’t change her appearance as she ponders turning 50.
Tess hosts Strictly Come Dancing with Claudia Winkleman, 51, and said there are more women over 50 now performing on television than in years past.
She insisted that she has no intention of quitting, saying she is “grateful” to remain healthy and working as she spoke about her “pragmatic” attitude towards aging.
She said Sun: ‘I have a lot of wrinkles, you know when you look at your iPhone and the camera is open and you’re like, “Oh my gosh!” I’m at that point, but what is the alternative?
Candid: Tess Daly has discussed her attitude towards aging and the pressure placed on physical appearances in the modeling industry.
Tess went on to say that she doesn’t see any point in beating herself up for things and said she’s just trying to be grateful for her life.
However, she did admit that she can be overly critical of herself at times and focus on her flaws, saying that she has “hated” her nose since she was just 15 years old.
She said: “I broke it playing netball, I hate my profile, I’d love to change it but I wouldn’t dare in case it looks worse afterwards.”
Tess also looked back on her early modeling career and spoke candidly about the pressure placed on women’s appearance in the industry.
She admitted that although dieting was never an option for her, coming from a family that never skipped meals, she saw many friends ‘sabotage’ their health by restricting their food.
But Tess admitted that she was told to change her look as a model, but learned to take it with “a pinch of salt” after hearing many conflicting opinions about her appearance.
She said, “I was told so many times, ‘You should look this way,’ then they told me, ‘You should gain weight.’ I thought, “You told me something different last month,” that’s when I realized I was just supposed to take it with a grain of salt.
Tess, who is the mother of daughters Phoebe, 18, and Amber, 13, went on to describe the added pressure that social media places on today’s teens.
“I’ve been told so many times: ‘You should look like this'”: Tess (pictured in 2001) recalled her modeling career and spoke about the pressure placed on women’s appearance.
Career: Tess hosts Strictly Come Dancing alongside Claudia Winkleman, 51, insisting she has no intention of quitting, saying she’s “grateful” to remain healthy and working.
He admitted it’s ‘sad’ to see that youngsters now don’t have a carefree spirit because everything is documented on social media, which means they can’t make mistakes.
Tess, who is married to Vernon Kay, said she doesn’t discuss looks with her two daughters and admits she doesn’t want to push them further.
She said she believes that character is more important than looks because “looks will fade” while personality lasts forever.
Tess’s latest comments come after her daughter Phoebe made her red carpet debut with her father Vernon at the John Wick Chapter 4 premiere.
Phoebe looked stylish in a draped white shirt and a pair of shiny black leather pants with split hems.
The blonde beauty carried her essentials in a black studded bag and accessorized with several chain bracelets and a pair of gold earrings.
Meanwhile, her father Vernon, 48, showed off a suave figure as he posed for photos in a navy blue jacket.
She paired her ensemble with dark blue jeans and a matching turtleneck sweater and dark blue shoes.
Vernon recently said he doesn’t want his children to live off the fame of him and his wife Tess, insisting they make “their own careers.”
She told MailOnline that she is currently looking for drama schools to send Phoebe to where she can combine her passion for acting and business.
Unlike some showbiz couples, Vernon says he and Tess believe it’s important for their children to “find themselves” rather than be given “life on a plate,” and credit the origins of the north of the couple the formation of their beliefs about parenting.
Parenting: Tess – she has daughters Phoebe, 18, and Amber, 13, with Vernon Kay – said she doesn’t talk about appearances with her kids, saying she doesn’t want to put any more pressure on them.
Family: Tess’s latest comments come after her daughter Phoebe made her red carpet debut with her father Vernon at the John Wick Chapter 4 premiere
Vernon said, “We let them be independent when it comes to them and their future because it’s important that they allow them to find themselves, which is character building and personality development.”
‘Sometimes I think the old silver spoon and life on a plate in front of them… I think that’s quite contradictory to the way you want them to be.
“Tess and I grew up in hearty, healthy northern families and that’s a huge trait that helped us in our personal development and I think that’s really important.”
He added: “I don’t disagree with anyone doing that by helping their children, which is great, but I think sometimes for us personally, it’s whatever they’re interested in, they can go and discover themselves.”