Beverly Johnson has been a supermodel for the past 50 years.
And the stunning Vogue cover lady reminded Instagram followers that she is still in terrific shape as she posted a new swimsuit pinup image to her page on Tuesday.
The siren from Buffalo, New York was celebrating her 68th birthday.
Still a looker: Beverly Johnson has been a supermodel for the past 50 years. And the stunning Vogue cover lady reminded Instagram followers that she is still in terrific shape as she posted a new swimsuit pinup image to her page
She has always had an enviable shape: The star seen modeling in 1973
Johnson had on a low-cut one-piece black swimsuit that revealed her hourglass curves as she added a diamond necklace.
The star was in a swimming pool with lush trees in the background.
‘It’s my Birthday Today!!!!’ the Glamour cover girl said in her caption, crediting photographer Michael Letterlough, Jr.
‘I’m so excited to be Retrouvé’s new brand ambassador! In honor of my birthday from October 13 – 14, Retrouvé will donate 20% of each sale at Retrouve.com to City of Hope’s Dine-In for Health Justice Campaign to address health disparities in communities of color – an important cause that is close to my heart! ♥️.’
Michael also took to Instagram to share a photo of Beverly.
‘Thank you for your kindness and all you continue to do for me, and the fashion world! ☺️Heres to creating more beautiful images, and another year of iconic beauty!’ he wrote.
The beauty has been modeling since she was in college in 1971; her first regular job was with Glamour magazine.
She became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974.
In 1975, Johnson became the first black woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle.
Life seems to be only getting better with age for Johnson. In July she became engaged to her boyfriend Brian Maillian.
The model, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue and Glamour, said this is ‘the first time I’ve dated someone so close to my age!’
Early days of fame: The beauty has been modeling since she was in college in 1971; her first regular job was with Glamour magazine
Incredible: She became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974
Her husband to be in 70-years-old. ‘We know the same songs and we’ve lived through a lot of the same things,’ added the catwalk queen who lives with her fiance in Rancho Mirage, California.
‘Just finding the love of my life at this point in my life has been amazing,’ she told People this week.
She said Brian, a financier, is a trailblazer just like she was.
‘As I was breaking boundaries in the fashion industry, he was doing the same on Wall Street,’ said the beauty.
The proposal happened all of a sudden, she said, when they were in Palm Springs with family.
Soon to wed: Beverly Johnson has become engaged to her boyfriend Brian Maillian. Seen arm in arm in 2019
‘My older sister Sheilah was there and she said to Brian, “I didn’t hear you give my sister an answer when she asked you to marry her,”‘ Johnson stated.
‘And he said, “I have answered her. I have asked her to marry me. And she said, No. Besides that — I don’t have a ring.”‘
Then Brian’s 88-year-old mother ‘took off her wedding ring and passed it down the table till it got to Brian and he got down on one knee,’ she added.
‘I was sobbing uncontrollably and he said “Will you marry me?” and I said yes!”‘
So much in common: The 67-year-old supermodel, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue and Glamour, said this is ‘the first time I’ve dated someone so close to my age!’ Seen in 2011 with a ring on her wedding finger
Johnson took the ring off to returns it to his mother, but she told her to keep it on for the rest of the day.
The proposal took her aback. ‘I was like how the heck did that happen? I was saying I’m never going to get married again,’ she said. When it came time to buy her a ring, she said she would rather have a house than a diamond.
She has been wed to real estate agent Billy Potter and then music producer Danny Sims, with whom she has daughter Anansa.