MELINDA MESSENGER says she can’t wait to get older so she can ditch the make-up and the glam clothes – and longs for the day when her hair turns GREY.
The ex-Sun Page 3 girl declared that being 41 beats her twenties any day.
Melinda — who got dressed up for our Mad Men-style photo-shoot — said: “I relish getting older.
“I get really confused by all the messages that tell us how youth is better.
“No it’s not. Getting older is where it’s at. The self-knowledge, wisdom and experience, the richness to your life that you gain with age. I would not trade it for the world.
“People say young is beautiful. I don’t think so. There is such a beauty in a mature person. Something else shines through.
“I can’t wait to have really long grey hair like an old lady. I genuinely can’t. It is about not having to care about how I look.
“If I wasn’t on TV I would dread to think what I would look like. I don’t make much effort with myself. The only effort I do make is when I know I have got to appear in people’s living rooms.”
“I don’t like wearing make-up and when I’m at home I don’t care what I look like.”