Article by Fabafterfifty
As Pamela Stephenson inspires us all as she dances her way to the final of Strictly Come Dancing and into the hearts of midlife women everywhere, we have to applaud her for staying real and relishing the fact that she is ‘chronologically advantaged’!
With so many women over 50 feeling invisible, Pamela has shown that you can compete on your own terms in whatever you choose to do and be fabulous over fifty.
At the age of 61, Pamela openly admits that it can take up to 5 hours to get her ‘camera ready’ for the Strictly shows. She admits to having botox, wearing hair pieces, fake eyelashes, spray tan, and being ‘squeezed’ into shapewear (although not quite as necessary now after losing 2 stone through the series). She has been self-deprecating throughout, applied herself to learning her dances, asked for no special treatment, and apparently relished every moment.
So terrific to see someone celebrate their age with confidence and purpose.
By pushing herself out of her comfort zone she has shown all midlife women what’s possible if you are prepared to take chances and make the most of the opportunities in life. Best of all she has shown that its OK to be proud of your years and your curves!
Win or lose in the Strictly final, Pamela is the clear winner in showing all women over 50 how to celebrate the best half of their lives!