Model, 48, doesn't look older than her late 20's and says her vegan diet is to ...

A youthful 48-year-old is praising her vegan diet for her ageless looks.

Without a wrinkle in sight, Victoria Featherstone Pearce, 48, from Bow, East London, claims that she's often mistaken for being in her late 20s by strangers.

The model and charity owner praises her plant-based diet, cruelty-free regime and teetotal lifestyle for keeping her young.

Victoria, who has appeared in TV adverts for Guinness, Birds Eye Peas and Sony TV, said she feels healthier and more confident than she ever did in her 20s, thanks to turning to veganism 15 years ago.

Victoria Featherstone Pearce, 48, from Bow, London, is often mistaken to be in her late 20's. She says her vegan diet is to thank for her youthful looks

Victoria Featherstone Pearce, 48, from Bow, London, is often mistaken to be in her late 20's. She says her vegan diet is to thank for her youthful looks 

The woman says she is happier and healthier than she was in her twenties, and more confident as well (pictured in her late twenties)

The woman says she is happier and healthier than she was in her twenties, and more confident as well (pictured in her late twenties) 

She said: 'I have been a vegetarian since I was six years old and became a vegan overnight when I learnt about the dark side of the dairy industry at 33.

'I believe this has helped my appearance. I feel healthier and better than I did in my 20s.

'I only use cruelty-free creams and products and I have never had Botox.

'I am not ashamed to say I feel and look good - I want to continue rocking it and being sexy until I am 90!

Victoria, a model, says the fashion industry needs to be more inclusive of all women of all ages (pictured now)

Victoria, a model, says the industry needs to be more inclusive of all women of all ages (pictured now) 

The model says she hopes to still be 'sexy' by age 90. She doesn't drink and only use cruelty-free beauty products (pictured now)

The model says she hopes to still be 'sexy' by age 90. She doesn't drink and only use cruelty-free products (pictured now)

'In the modelling industry, I have had experiences where we have spoke over the phone and I will be dismissed due to my age.

'People hear I am 48 and a distorted image appears in their mind - just because I am older it doesn't mean I look it.

'I believe mature models have a lot more to offer and I don't want to be just a number.

'Recently, I lied about my age for a German commercial casting - the age bracket cut off at 38. So I tried my luck and got the job.

'I told the truth when they employed me, and they couldn't believe I was a decade older.

'The industry needs to change because it also contributes to women of all ages feeling bad about themselves, when really modelling should give women confidence, not take it.

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