Modeling as an Older Woman

Exploitation or Subversion?


  • Alessandra Bruni Lopez y Royo School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London






Author Biography

Alessandra Bruni Lopez y Royo, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

(aka Alex B.) is a model and a writer. She is currently Research Associate of the Centre for Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a member of
All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, an initiative founded by Caryn Franklyn, Debra Bourne, and supermodel Erin O’Connor to change perceptions of beauty and body image in fashion and the media. Her blog is at She was awarded a Research Fellowship
in January 2015 by British Academy/ASEASUK tenable at EFEO Jakarta to conduct research on fashion and its impact on Indonesian women. Readers may write to Alessandra Lopez y Royo at


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How to Cite

Lopez y Royo, A. B. “Modeling As an Older Woman: Exploitation or Subversion?”. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 2, Jan. 2015, pp. 297-10, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v2i.130718.