Mom, 58, wants to be Sports Illustrated’s oldest swimsuit model

Mom, 58, wants to be Sports Illustrated’s oldest swimsuit model


 She might be pushing 60, but Jodi Harrison-Bauer says she feels as sexy as ever  The 58-year-old Connecticut gym owner and mother of two adult daughters now wants her place among modeling elite by becoming the oldest woman selected from an open-casting call to appear in Sports Illustrated’s storied swimsuit issue, the New Haven Register reports  “Whether I’m chosen or not, I’m doing this as another way to share who I am and encourage others along the way that it’s not too late to try something new,” Harrison-Bauer told the newspaper “I’m 58, and I’ve never felt so confident in myself.”  A determined Harrison-Bauer — who runs Jodifit, a boutique fitness studio in Branford — took that self-assured approach earlier this week to Miami, where she’ll attend a casting call at the W South Beach hotel Friday in hopes of outshining dozens of other models, many of whom will be decades younger than herself  “I saw there were no specific age categories,” she told the newspaper. “That was my loophole to go for it ”  The two-time World Fitness America and World Fitness Universe champion credits 10 hours a week of resistance training, weightlifting and cardio for her toned figure as she approaches her 60s Taking a page from her workout philosophy, Harrison-Bauer wants women to “break out of the box society loves to put us in,” she said  The trainer said she planned to get in line at about 5 a.m. for the casting call, where she’s expected to be joined by SI models like 27-year-old Camille Kostek and 26-year-old Danielle Herrington Harrison-Bauer could not immediately be reached for comment.  Harrison-Bauer wouldn’t be the oldest woman to grace the issue — Christie Brinkley was 63 when she wore a bikini for the 2017 edition  But she’d be the oldest selected from an open-casting.  Tyra Banks — the first African American to grace the special edition’s cover in 1996 — became the Swimsuit Edition’s oldest cover girl at age 45 in May  A message seeking comment from Sports Illustrated was not returned.

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