Has 'never' faced ageism or sex­ism

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 67-year-old mod­el­ing icon in­sists she hasn't ever been dis­crim­i­nated against, though she finds it frus­trat­ing when young mod­els are cho­sen to pro­mote prod­ucts for older peo­ple. Asked if we live in an ageist world, she said: "Prob­a­bly, but I'm not the one to ask as my life has been so bizarre and I have been given such won­der­ful op­por­tu­ni­ties, to model, work in films, be­come a record­ing artist, work on Broad­way, do my range... "So I feel blessed to be given these chances. "I have never faced ageism or sex­ism in my life, but I am sure they ex­ist. "I hate it when 19 year olds are used to sell anti-age­ing creams. When I see pic­tures of my­self, I want to see my real face." And Twiggy in­sists she'd rather age nat­u­rally than have cos­metic surgery or treat­ments like wrin­kle-smooth­ing Bo­tox in­jec­tions. She said in a re­cent in­ter­view: "I'm a coward, I had an op­er­a­tion once years ago be­cause I had to and the anaes­thetic was hor­ri­ble. "I also work in the US a lot and I don't like some of the faces I see - they are like crea­tures. I have friends who have had great, re­ally sub­tle work done by great sur­geons, but still it's not for me. "[Am I tempted by Bo­tox?] No, never. Why would I in­ject a poi­son into my fce? I've got friends who can't frown and that's weird. "But the worst thing is those fillers - peo­ple look ridicu­lous. "Es­pe­cially the chip­munk cheek and lips - I just don't get it at all. "Where peo­ple slip up is they think they're go­ing to look younger. I don't want to look 35 be­cause I'm not - I just want to look good for my age."

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