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Mrs Singapore, 53, shares photos to inspire women

Businesswoman Irene Lee didn't just win last year's Elite Mrs Singapore pageant - the first ever beauty contest she joined.

She took an age-defying leap recently and posed for her first set of semi-nude photos, at the grand age of 53.

Wasn't she afraid of exposing saggy bits and squishy cellulite - and in high definition no less?

It is more about empowerment and inspiration, Ms Lee told The New Paper.

She said: "I'm sharing my pictures to inspire the women who are married and have kids and have resigned themselves to taking a back seat in life.

"It doesn't have to be taking semi-nude pictures.

"Anything that they attempt to do because they want to (and aren't limited by their status or age) will already be as good as them taking charge of their lives."

She was speaking to the media at the recent unveiling of the finalists for Elite Mrs Singapore 2012, which is for women aged 50 and above.

The local pageant is in its 10th year. The finals will be held at the Singapore Conference Hall on Aug 10.

Ms Lee, an avid dancer, was recently on holiday in Taiwan with her friends when she had the sexy photos taken.

She was originally planning to just take regular photos but changed her mind when she saw the samples of semi-nudes.

Why not take such photos here?

In Singapore, there is the fear of running into the photographer on the streets, she said with a laugh.

She said she was "very comfortable" as the whole shoot, which cost her $6,000, was done professionally.

During the shoot in Taiwan, she was first given a robe and then told to take it off when the shoot began.

The photographer was male and would leave the room in between shots while his female assistant instructed her on the pose for the next shot .

Apart from posing with just a piece of linen or a bouquet of pink flowers strategically covering her, she also donned a sexy swimsuit.

Said Ms Lee: "My take on this is I should do it when I still have it. I'm always game to try anything new and besides and there's nothing criminal about taking semi-nude pictures (no matter one's age).

"I'm a confident person."

Read the full story here.

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Ms Irene Lee in her semi-nude photos taken in Taiwan. (Photo: Irene Lee)
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readers' comments
arrgghgh...that was a horrible image...please don't ever post photos of 53 year olds in bikinis or anyone above 40 for that matter.
Posted by PervertoSan on Tue, 1 May 2012 at 04:27 AM
Please dont ever do such things ... no matter what our parents did wrong or against our wishes, we should always love and honor them ... must always remember our great parents who have been so forgiving, love and raise us from infant till be start earling for a living .... this is not a good example of "if" even to joke about please. Thank you. :)

Anybody who disrespect, dis-own and ill-treat his / her parents is just a standing / walking beast that shouldnt even be classified as human... :cool:

Posted by Small Fly on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 14:22 PM
If she's my mum., I 'disown' her bcoz so embarrasing !
Posted by averagecitizen on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 14:03 PM
What is this woman trying to do? I don't think the photographs are inspirational - more like 'hard core' advertising.
Posted by averagecitizen on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 14:02 PM
Be natural, after all, people will age. Its not about nude or not nude, why make up like ghost?
Posted by ivan1973 on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 13:58 PM

duh....that makes you a duck. :eek: :D
Posted by A_Commoner on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 13:49 PM

Yucks! She has to pay me if she wants it and ill still consider!:eek:
Posted by Seekeroftruth on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 13:48 PM
she is a itchy milf. :D
Posted by A_Commoner on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 13:45 PM

Sorry that I don't have the information you need, but I doubt she has inward beauty to boast about.
Posted by Rraymond on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 13:31 PM
Maybe U r young, tat's why U may not understand how senior people thinks... :p

For example... I really regret last time next take swimming-trunk type of photographs of myself when still young or in army for NS when body have good muscles and youthful face.... now old already see the body and mirror everyday no more good figure, fatty and slagging body really depressing one. Also, looking only at very few younger day photographs really miss out and feel sad the body aged until so bad.... :(

Last time take photograph very expensive one... buy camera expensive, buy films and develop photo also cost alot.... only bough 1 Kodak pocket camera when first came out to work but no focus, all pictures taken were quite distance away type... :D

So for her to take some photos and go win competition .....
Posted by Small Fly on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 at 13:30 PM


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