Pharmacist turned model: “It is okay to be sexy at 50!”
Carolyn Brennan is all about breaking the barriers and supporting the movement that women can do anything they put their minds to.
Despite being 48 years old, she knew she was unhappy in her career as a pharmacist. The last time she truly felt happy was when she was modeling for fun when she was 18.
Now, Brennan is defying the odds. She quit her job and elbowed her way back into the modeling industry.
Brennan, originally from Leicestershire, UK, is now on a solid mission to redefine the vision of dating over 45: being single, selectively dating and owning your naturally alluring body at any age.
Brennan dove right into the field with her most recent work as an icon for contemporary styles and hosiery.
“I’m only in it to get on (TV) and show (them) what I’m made of,” she jokes. “But, truthfully, as an older model, actress and comedian in the industry, I am beyond thrilled to represent all women within my age group and show them that it’s never too late to realize your potential in life, both physically and mentally.”
“There is strength in perception and the truth is that it is perceived as inappropriate when really my choice of career path change at this later stage in my life has brought me so much joy,” she adds. “I want women to know that they have out-of-the-box options.”
Since starting this new journey, Brennan, also a part-time comedian, has also had a few gigs due to her dashing, youthful look, eccentric personality and theatrical skills.
She was recently featured in an article in Woman’s Own magazine titled “Why can’t women at 50 be sexy?” and has appeared as a guest on The Sporah Show, a chat show broadcasted the Bright Entertainment Network, a British television station. Each segment is geared toward encouraging women and inspiring them to beat the frumpy physical stereotype of being middle-aged.
Brennen has also been interviewed on LA-based Global Talk Radio, and has been cast in her first feature film, which is being produced by her photographer, Geoff Woods.
Open about her single life, Brennen is without a husband or children of her own, stating she is in no rush to settle down.
“I want to be an inspiration for all women,” Brennen says. “I especially want to accentuate the fact that I’m still dating and looking for better looking men. It’s a terrible misconception that love cannot be found after 40, and I’m going to make it my mission to debunk that myth, play the field and love my life for all it’s worth!”