Meet three women who beat out thousands to appear on “She’s Got the Look,” a modeling competition for women over 35.
At 72, Delores De Vega, a wife, mother and grandmother of eight, is a timeless bombshell. “I’m loving it, which is why I am involved right now,” says the eldest diva on the show. “The older woman is an important part of everything and deserves her space and the acknowledgment.”
A youthful De Vega strikes a pose on Our World magazine. “That experience way back then was very limited. The only exposure was in African-American magazines, in which was probably less than five,” she says of her early short-lived modeling career.
Forty-year-old stunner Cindy Cohen never got her chance at modeling because of her past, but now she is ready to still give it a try. “I was in an abusive relationship and I was once homeless, but I got through it and took care of my son,” says Cohen of her past. “He’s now in college, and I thought, What can I do for myself? Maybe I can model.”
Raquel Riley’s time on the show has been cut short as the 35-year-old former U.S. military officer was eliminated after just three episodes, but she insists that this is not the last time you will see her. “You haven’t heard the last of me just yet.”
“In reference to the beauty secrets used, I did a lot of prenatal pilates and yoga. It was great” she says. “I was only in labor for four hours. I definitely would recommend that women try prenatal pilates.”
“You see so many woman out there that are in their thirties and forties, and people are looking at them and are like, Are you kidding me?” Riley says. “Sometimes I wish some of the younger females would take knowledge of what we are doing, and what we’re doing is continuing to look younger.”