A grandmother has proven age is just a number after celebrating her 70th birthday with a jaw-dropping swimsuit shoot that has fans clamoring for the secret behind her incredibly toned body.
Babette Davis, a vegan cook and owner of Stuff I Eat restaurant in Inglewood, California, posted a total of seven pictures taken by photographer Dino Mosley on her Instagram page in honor of her birthday on December 7.
The ageless beauty told Yahoo Life that she came up with the idea for the celebratory shoot after her daughter sent her some old photos that made her realize she looks just as good as she did 30 years ago.
Stunning: Babette Davis rang in her 70th birthday this month with a jaw-dropping swimsuit shoot with photographer Dino Mosley
Gorgeous: The vegan chef ooks incredible in the images, which show her modeling a tankini and a headwrap
‘I must have been in my early forties, maybe late thirties, and I noticed that I hadn’t really changed very much aesthetically,’ she said of the pictures. ‘I thought, well, for my 70th birthday, I’m gonna do a photoshoot in a bathing suit.’
Davis shared an image a day leading up to her birthday, dubbing the series ‘Seven at Seventy’ — and fans couldn’t get enough.
The grandmother looks incredible in the images, which show her confidently modeling a black tankini with criss-cross cutouts on the bottoms. She topped off the look with a matching headwrap, glamorous gold jewelry, and strappy heels.
Davis posted the first image on December 1, writing: ‘Seven at Seventy!!! As promised I had my photo shoot and I have seven great photos of myself at 70 in a bathing suit! I’ve decided along with my friend Michael Colyar to post one image every day until Monday my actual birthday December 7!
Inspiring: Davis shared an image a day on her Instagram page leading up to her birthday, dubbing the series ‘Seven at Seventy’
Impressive: Davis’ pictures have gone viral and received thousands of likes and comments from fans who all wanted to know the secret behind her ageless looks
‘I hope you enjoy them I had an awesome shoot with @dinomosleyphotography and my girl @shonicelove,’ she added. ‘Thank you for fixing my face, I love you both. I’m so blessed to have all of you to keep me motivated to appreciate the gift of life and movement!!’
The image has been liked more than 18,000 times and received over 1,000 comments praising her for the shoot.
Dr. Jenn Mann, the host of VH1’s Couple’s Therapy and Family Therapy, wrote: ‘You are 70??? You are my inspiration! I bow down to you #newgoals.’
‘You look amazing!!! Love you!!!’ added influencer Tabitha Brown.
Always a beauty: Davis came up with the idea for the celebratory shoot after her daughter sent her some old photos that made her realize she looks just as good as she did 30 years ago
Looking back: ‘I am healthier now than I was when I was thirty and my lifestyle is conducive to maintaining health!’ Davis wrote in the caption of one of her birthday posts
Amazing: Davis, who has more than 126,000 Instagram followers, uses the platform to encourage self-love and confidence with her inspiring posts
‘I plan to do a photo shoot for my 70th come February 2021,’ someone else commented. ‘You are gorgeous inside and out — thanks for sharing and being a wonderful motivation for so many.’
Davis, who has more than 126,000 Instagram followers, uses the platform to encourage self-love and confidence with her inspiring posts.
She told Yahoo Life that her attitude has helped keep her looking young, but she also noted that having a strong core has ‘always been massively’ important to her.
‘All I had to do was see one life alert commercial! And I thought to myself, “I am not going to have to call a fire department to get me up,”‘ she joked.
Early bird: Davis wakes up at 2 a.m. every morning and squeezes in a half-hour workout around 3 a.m. before heading to work
Focus: Davis said having a strong core has ‘always been massively’ important to her
Senior citizen: The stunner proudly showed off her impressive back muscles last month
Davis wakes up at 2 a.m. every morning and squeezes in a half-hour workout around 3 a.m. before heading to her restaurant to cook.
The grandmother frequently shares videos of herself doing strength-training workouts, including push-ups and planks.
‘At my age balance and strength are so important! Our bodies are so obedient all we have to do is continue to engage it!!!’ she captioned a video of one of her outdoor workouts last month.
Davis also credits her appearance to her vegan lifestyle, saying she gave up meat and dairy more than 20 years ago after her husband cooked her a vegan meal and ‘never looked back.’
Davis, who credits her appearance to her vegan lifestyle, gave up meat and dairy more than 20 years ago. She’s pictured cooking with Mario Lopez on Access Hollywood
Wonderful: Davis parlayed her passion for veganism into a career and went from selling vegan treats from a cart to opening her restaurant, Stuff I Eat, in Inglewood, California
Making it: Davis said her restaurant has been at its current location since 2008, and they haven’t closed once during the pandemic
She parlayed her passion for veganism into a career and went from selling vegan treats from a cart to opening a restaurant with her husband.
The businesswoman told Yahoo Life that they have been at their current location since 2008 and haven’t closed once during the pandemic.
Davis also co-hosts a Facebook Live show, Sunday Bites & Tidbits, with Terrah Bennett Smith every Sunday.
In her final post in her birthday series, she noted that she feels better than she did forty years ago, writing: ‘I am healthier now than I was when I was thirty and my lifestyle is conducive to maintaining health!’
Social media star: Davis was surprised that her birthday pictured went viral, noting that women, in particular, ‘really got into it’
Role model: Davis insisted she is excited about ‘every age’ in her life, and she’s already thinking about what she’s going to be doing at 75
‘My heart is filled with love and appreciation for LIFE ALL LIFE!’ she added. ‘And If these posts have affected you in a positive motivated way to practice the art of SELF CARE I’m overjoyed! Thank you to each and every one of you for being so wonderful and making my day great!!’
David explained to Yahoo Life that she thinks it’s ‘stupid’ that some critics claim ‘women of a certain age’ shouldn’t wear bikinis.
‘If you look good, you look good,’ she said. ‘People need to stay in their lane and you don’t need to be worrying about my bikini.”
Davis was surprised that her birthday pictured went viral, noting that women, in particular, ‘really got into it.’
‘People get depressed about their age, but I’m so excited about every age I am,’ she said. ‘I’m so excited. What’s the next thing I’m going to be able to do? Am I going to be able to defy some odds? What am I going to be able to do at 75? Retire?’