Elle MacPherson has said that she would rather be beautiful than young, having turned 50 in March.

Speaking to Red, the Australian model and mum of two said, "I don't want to be young, I want to be beautiful, the most beautiful I can be, of course I do, but that doesn't come from being young."

She continued, "If I look at pictures of when I was young, my smile wasn't even genuine because it was so wracked with self-consciousness. I don't even recognise myself in some of my younger pictures.

"My legs were up to my armpits with little, skinny arms, before I had the babies, but coming to New York and London, I was such a fish out of water and I can see it in my pictures."