Back in 1949, co-workers convinced fellow employee Daphne Selfe to enter a competition to be the cover model on a local magazine.
Now, she's still following her dream of active living, having continued to model for the past 60 years, pleasing her parents who thought the career was safer than riding horses.
Selfe, who went to a three-week modeling "boot camp" to learn how to walk, stand and dress herself for shows, is still appearing at prestigious events like London Fashion Week, strutting along the catwalk.
"Daphnes achievement is amazing," says Models Direct managing director Damian O'Connor.
"And one of the most interesting things about her modeling career is that she has managed to sustain it over the decades, always finding plenty of work as the years rolled by."
There may be health benefits in continuing to hold a job past the normal retirement age, if one socializes at work, according to research from Cornell University that found that social disconnectedness led to worse health, according to researcher Erin York Cornwell.