This Supermodel Was Born In 1928

China (pronounced Cheena) Machado, an 83 beauty (83?!?) with a body we can’t ever hope to get, has an incredible impressive modelling resume, and is one of four stars of the Cole Haan campaign, “Born in 1928”.

Says Machado of her time as a young model, “When I modelled, we had to know the clothes. We had to know how to move…these poor girls just come in and they’re thrown in the closet and walk out. When I was in Givenchy, the clothes were made on the models, and we were really proud of the clothes we wore, so we showed them in a different way.”

Machado is something of a pioneer for mixed race or non-Caucasian models, being the first to be featured in a leading fashion magazine, in February 1959- a huge coup at the time.

What’s her greatest beauty secret? “You can’t worry about ageing because that’s the worst thing. If you start, then you just keep finding more things you don’t like, and then you’re finished. There are a lot of things I could have done to my face, but it would never stop.”

Check out the other Cole Haan campaign stars below.


  • Reply yslyenom Sunday 1st June, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    R.I.P. Dr Maya

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Saturday 19th October, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Proof that beauty is ageless!

  • Reply sammyrose Saturday 7th September, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Well that secret makes a lot of sense!

  • Reply shazam Friday 6th September, 2013 at 9:36 am

    OMG!! That is amazing. That’s real beaty right there. Well done China!
    You can never put an age on beauty.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Thursday 5th September, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Ageless Beauty

  • Reply amanda6393 Thursday 5th September, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Wow! Impressive.

  • Reply Sparkles17 Thursday 5th September, 2013 at 10:28 am

    So graceful and dignified.

  • Reply yslyenom Wednesday 4th September, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Wow…age 83 and she looks good!

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 4th September, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    OMG. She looks fantastic!

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