This 70 Year-Old Grandmother Broke the Internet With an Inspiring Swimsuit Photoshoot

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With quarantine-induced eating at an all-time high, the thought of posing in a bathing suit seems like punishment, but 70-year-old chef Babette Davis feels the exact opposite. In celebration of her birthday, the social media mogul posed for Instagram in an all-black suit, and the shots had us doing triple takes.

The inspiration for the birthday shoot came from Davis’s daughter, who sent her nostalgic photos from years back. “My daughter had sent some photos of she and myself. I must have been in my early forties, maybe late thirties and I noticed that I hadn’t really changed very much aesthetically,” she told Yahoo. “I thought, well, for my 70th birthday, I’m gonna do a photoshoot in a bathing suit.”

Naming the photo series “Seven at Seventy,” the chef posted many shots of her cut abs and toned thighs. In one post, she writes: “I have so much to be grateful for. I am healthier now than I was when I was thirty and my lifestyle is conducive to maintaining health! My heart is filled with love and appreciation for LIFE ALL LIFE! And If these post have affected you in a positive motivated way to practice the art of SELF CARE I’m overjoyed!”

While Davis credits her toned body to the “art of self-care,” she also shares some go-to tips for maintaining her physique. According to Yahoo News, Davis says that working on her core and keeping up with her vegan diet are the two keys to success. The powerhouse also wakes up before dawn to knock out her daily workouts before heading to her restaurant for a morning of cooking. “Sometimes I get tired…but I have a lot of energy,” she says.

On the subject of aging, Davis is looking forward to living the rest of her life. “People get depressed about their age, but I’m so excited about every age I am. What’s the next thing I’m going to be able to do? Am I going to be able to defy some odds? What am I going to be able to do at 75? Retire?”

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