She models lingerie at 62

PHOTO: She models lingerie at 62

She's 62 years old - and a lingerie model. And she's turning heads and gaining fans online too.

Clothing giant American Apparel has bucked the trend for young models in fashion campaigns by using 62-year-old Jacky O'Shaughnessy in its lingerie advertisement, NY Daily News reported.

The brand posted a photo of the silver-haired senior citizen on Facebook in her underwear and a purple lace bandeau top.

Below her picture was the caption: "Sexy has no expiration date".

The photo, which appears to have been shot for a 2012 campaign, got lots of love online, where shoppers gushed over Ms O'Shaughnessy's "stunning" looks.

"This deserves a standing ovation. Seriously," one Facebook user wrote.

"Hope I age just as beautiful!" another posted.


Ms O'Shaughnessy began modelling for the brand after being scouted in a New York restaurant in 2011, reported UK's The Independent.

She appeared in their Advanced Basics campaign, her first modelling shoot, which she described as "lots of fun".

Speaking to, she said: "You know, I've read so many times that modelling is vapid at best. I found it to be engaging and creative.

It requires energy and an ability to communicate without words.

"It wasn't a big shoot with lots of peoplee fussing and helping, it was just Marsha [the photographer] with her camera so it was very personal."

American Apparel made headlines for adding nipples and pubic hair to mannequins at its Lower East Side store last month.

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