Model Caprice Bourret reveals how she felt her career was over at just 28-years-old due to fears of ageism in the industry but now urges women to ’embrace getting older’
Model Caprice Bourret has revealed how she felt ‘over the hill’ when she was just 28.
The American, who shot to fame after presenting at the National Television Awards in 1996 said ageism in modelling is so rampant, ‘I was thinking, ‘Oh my goodness I’m 28, that’s the end of my career. It affected me in a horrible way – It was a sickness in the industry.’
But the former Dancing On Ice star who has her own lingerie brand was asked on the Dirty Mother Pukka podcast what advise she would pass on to her own daughter.
She urged women: ‘We don’t have to be victims. Embrace getting older, it is one hell of a journey and it’s great when you get there.’
Model Caprice Bourret has revealed how she felt ‘over the hill’ when she was just 28
The now 52-year-old urged women to embrace getting older and that they don’t have to be victims of ageism
She continued: ‘I was really scared – it really affected me in a horrible way. It was a sickness in the industry and I would probably just tell her ‘you know what, you’re only going to get better’.
‘Embrace getting older because it is one hell of a journey and it’s great when you get there.’
The California-born TV personality implored women not to fall foul of victimhood and added: ‘Let’s not be victims, ladies, because we don’t have to.’
But the model, who married Ty Comfort in 2019, admitted ‘ageism is real’ though she’s managed to turn it into a positive – by focusing on looking after her own body.
She said despite ageism, ‘I am still having great opportunities because I look after my body’
She said: ‘Ageism is real but here I am with my positivity.
‘There’s a flip side: if I work really hard with the way I look, and that’s my prerogative, (because) I like feeling good and it makes me feel good on the inside and outside.
The now 52-year-old has two ten-year-old sons, one born by surrogate, with British financier Ty Comfort.
She said despite ageism, ‘I am still having great opportunities because I look after my body.’