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I’m proof you can become a model at 80, says retired primary teacher and grandmother

I’m proof you CAN become a model at 80, says retired primary teacher and grandmother
What do you hope to be doing at 80? Most of us imagine a slower pace of life and a well-earned retirement. Not so for Beate Howitt. Her 80th year has marked the start of a new career:
the octogenarian grandmother recently landed her first modelling contract.
I’m proof you CAN become a model at 80, says retired primary teacher and grandmother
‘It’s sensational,’ says Beate. ‘I’ve always dreamed of being a model. Of course, part of me was surprised anyone wanted to see this old face. But I’ve never thought of myself as getting older; I always live in the moment. Now a whole new chapter of life is opening up.
I’m proof you CAN become a model at 80, says retired primary teacher and grandmother
‘I walked into the bank recently and the cashier said: “Weren’t you on the TV?” as my modelling had made the local news. I quite liked that. It all makes me feel I am worth knowing after all.’

In a stroke of fate that proves it’s ‘never too late’, Beate was scouted while out shopping last year in Oxford, where she lives.

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