‘You’ve just got to be brave enough to do it!’ Twiggy, 72, admits she has to push herself through her insecurities and insists women should feel free to wear what they want at any age
Twiggy says she continues to push herself outside of her comfort zone as she feels it’s important to challenge her insecurities in a candid new interview.
The iconic model, 72, who launched a podcast last year, has been working in the fashion and entertainment industry since 1966, but she admitted to Good Housekeeping she still gets insecure despite her success and experience.
Posing for a stunning shoot for the magazine, she insists it’s ‘good for us all’ to push our limits but says people must be ‘brave enough to do it’ – and added that women should be able to wear what they like at any age.
Tough: Twiggy, 72, says she continues to push herself outside of her comfort zone in her career as she feels it’s important to challenge her insecurities, in a chat with Good Housekeeping
She told the January issue of Good Housekeeping: ‘They say, “If you’re 30, you should wear this,” and, “if you’re 40, you should wear this,” – I think that’s a load of rubbish. Find your style and go for it.
‘I think it’s good for us all to do that. You’ve just got to be brave enough to do it!
On her career, she added: ‘I remember when I got asked to do my first Broadway show, My One And Only, the director Tommy Tune rang me up and I said, “No, I can’t do that!”
Pushing her boundaries: The model insists it’s ‘good for us all’ to push our limits but says people must be ‘brave enough to do it’
‘The thought of going out in front of an audience of 1,500 people was terrifying. But Tommy said, “There’s no such word as can’t; pack your bag and get out to New York,” and I did.’
When asked if she still gets insecure, Twiggy added: ‘Oh, yes, I think everybody on the planet does, don’t they?’
The star posed for a stunning shoot for the magazine, wearing a flowing royal blue skirt and white shirt in one picture, and a glamorous gold jacket with black lapels in another.
Fears: Twiggy opened up about the struggles she faced during the pandemic, admitting she was concerned about herself and husband Leigh Lawson, 76 (pictured 2020)
Twiggy also opened up about the struggles she faced during the pandemic, admitting she found lockdown incredibly tough.
She said she was concerned about herself and her actor husband Leigh Lawson, 76, as they were both in the upper age bracket and were advised to shelter in a bit to keep themselves safe from coronavirus.
However, the fashionista, who lost her first husband Michael Witney suddenly to a heart attack in 1983, says she is resilient having gone through some tough times.
Heartache: Twiggy lost her first husband Michael Witney suddenly to a heart attack in 1983 (pictured 1978)
The supermodel shared daughter Carly, 43, with Michael, although they had separated before he died.
However, she says she found losing him incredibly difficult, adding: ‘I do think I’m quite strong. But I don’t think that’s just me. I think as a woman, we’re all stronger than we know because we have to be.’
The January issue of Good Housekeeping is on sale from 8 December.
Style queen: Twiggy was known as a style icon when she modelled in the 60s, rising to fame in 1966
Star power: The January issue of Good Housekeeping is on sale from 8 December
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