Twenty Things I Liked in Twenty-Twelve
Here’s a photo of the legendary Malgosia Bela. In terms of money-making modeling machines, Malgosia is right up there with the best of them, although she doesn’t have the name recognition of many of her peers. Still, she managed to show up on this list (click the link above) of “Vogue‘s” top models of 2012 on fashionista.com. And she did that at the ripe, old age of thirty-five!
Sure, there are a lot of old broads in the business, but most of them are either models who first made it in their teens and then stuck around as sentimental favorites, or else models who have made comebacks after stepping away from the spotlight for a few years. Yet there are also girls like Malgosia and the incomparable Guinevere Van Seenus who just don’t go away because they’re so good at what they do.
It seems as if we’ve seen a lot more of these girls in 2012 than in recent years. We’ve also seen a lot more models with children and far less child-models. There are always a few youngsters kicking around in the business, but I can’t remember a time when models in their mid-to-late-twenties — or older — were more common than teenage models, and that makes me smile!