I began my modeling career when I was 15 years old in Pretoria and Johannesburg. While I worked at modeling, I completed a BS degree in dietetics, had 3 children, then added a Master of Science degree. I worked diligently at my education, never imagining my modeling career would span more than 50 years.
Yes, I was still modeling at 42, living in Toronto, represented by what became the Elite Modeling Agency and working with wonderful photographers. As if modeling weren't enough to keep me busy, I also obtained my second MS degree, this time in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and I made time to rewrite the exams to register as a dietitian in Canada and the US. Busy lady!
By 50 I had moved to New York and my career took on an exciting new energy with major campaigns for Clinique and Revlon Vital Radiance.
To celebrate my 60th birthday I stopped coloring my hair, cut it short and let my natural silver color shine. The new look brought a major campaign for Virgin America, billboards in Times Square, covers of Elle Quebec, New York Magazine and Zoomer Magazine, even music videos and commercials.
Although I am based in Los Angeles, IMG Models represents me worldwide, so my passport and suitcase are always ready for travel.
In addition to modeling, I serve on the LA Board of The Kitchen Community. Our Learning Gardens in schools around the country connect students to real food, increase academic achievement and drive community engagement.
I love to say, "At 68, I am only just beginning!"