Sandra Bullock was named People magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2015” this week, and 50-something-year-old women around the world are cheering.
At 50, Sandra Bullock is the oldest man or woman to grace People’s “Most Beautiful” cover, according to Takepart.com.
“Typically the outlet names a woman as the top beauty in its compilation of either 50 or 100 celebrities. A few men have won the honor in the list’s 25-year history, including Mel Gibson at 40 in 1996, Tom Cruise at 34 in 1997, and a 23-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio in 1998.”
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) April 23, 2015
Sandra Bullock is loved even more for her humble response to People magazine when she was notified of the honor.
“No, really. I just said, ‘That’s ridiculous.’ I’ve told no one.”
In fact, if she were to admit to being beautiful, Sandra Bullock would say it’s the beauty found in motherhood, as she has learned by being mom to 5-year-old son Louis.
“Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it’s just so hard not to say, ‘Oh, I need to look like that. No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they’re in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 22, 2015
Being a good mother means taking care of herself, and Sandra Bullock credits healthy living with her ageless beauty.
Opting for juicing rather than sweets and working out regularly with Body by Simone, Sandra Bullock says she is grounded by staying healthy. However, her new workout routine did not come easily.
“I love that it’s not big weights, you move the entire time, it’s a torture chamber of sorts. When I started, I could barely do 20 seconds, and I’m not kidding. I’m crying on the floor, and she’s like, ‘Are you a smoker?’ I was like, ‘I hate you.'”
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) April 22, 2015
The collective cheers for Sandra Bullock’s title have gone global. InStyle U.K. offered a “love letter” to the actress, detailing how many women feel about the Oscar-winning actress.
“We don’t hear of Sandra Bullock often but when we do she always manages to put a smile on our faces, and we’re more than willing to bet you feel the same way too. The ultimate girl’s girl she’s the perfect BFF package rolled all into one thanks to her quick-wit, strong sartorial game and general likability, which makes her most recent accolade all the more amazing.”
— People magazine (@people) April 22, 2015
Sandra Bullock’s title as the world’s most beautiful woman defies the notion that beauty is defined by youth. What do you think? Is youth a component of beauty?
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