Claudia Schiffer admits she has 'never felt more confident' as she turns 50

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Claudia Schiffer admits she has 'never felt more confident' as she turns 50

'I believe age should be celebrated': Claudia Schiffer admits she has 'never felt more confident' as she turns 50 and does not try to

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‘I believe age should be celebrated’: Claudia Schiffer admits she has ‘never felt more confident’ as she turns 50 and does not try to look younger

Claudia Schiffer has told how she has ‘never felt more confident’ as she celebrated turning 50.

The legendary supermodel marked her birthday on Tuesday and has said she couldn’t be happier.   

In a statement posted to her website, she said: ‘I’m very lucky to love what I do and to be able to pick and choose my partners. I also believe age should be celebrated and revered. 

Special day: Claudia Schiffer has told how she has 'never felt more confident' as she celebrated turning 50

Special day: Claudia Schiffer has told how she has ‘never felt more confident’ as she celebrated turning 50

‘There’s a reason we have cakes and parties on our birthdays, and I feel the same way about getting older each year.

‘I am so happy to be turning 50 and have never felt more confident or happy in my life. I don’t try to look or feel younger, I embrace now.’

Claudia looked radiant as ever as she shared a video of herself with her birthday cake on Instagram as she blew out her candles. 

Claudia – who has Caspar, 17, Clementine, 15, and Cosima, 10, with her husband Matthew Vaughn – has spoken about ageing in the past, insisting that it’s ‘natural’ to get older, and saying she doesn’t feel ‘envious or jealous’ of younger models.

Confident: The legendary supermodel marked her birthday on Tuesday and has said she couldn't be happier

Confident: The legendary supermodel marked her birthday on Tuesday and has said she couldn’t be happier

Claudia said: I also believe age should be celebrated and revered' (pictured in 2018)

Claudia said: I also believe age should be celebrated and revered' (pictured in the 1990s)

Claudia said: I also believe age should be celebrated and revered’ (pictured left, in 2018 and right, in the 1990s)

She said: ‘I’ve had many wonderful compliments in my time. But then you get to the next stage and you move on.

‘You don’t have to be called beautiful your entire life. It’s a nice memory, but then the next generation starts. For me, it’s a natural thing to do, to hand over, to not be envious or jealous.

‘I can’t think of anything worse than if you said, “There’s a magic pill and it’s going to make you look 20 again”.’

She added: 'There's a reason we have cakes and parties on our birthdays, and I feel the same way about getting older each year' (pictured in 2017)

She added: ‘There’s a reason we have cakes and parties on our birthdays, and I feel the same way about getting older each year’ (pictured in 2017)

Although she’s happy to let the next generation of models take to the runway in her place, she credits her career with helping her break out of her shell.

Claudia – who last year helped produce the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ under the name Claudia Vaughn – explained: ‘I’d probably still be a very shy person who had no idea I could overcome that by experiencing many things.

‘I would probably be in a job where you can be in the background, in a bank or behind the scenes. Modelling was my therapy. I learned how to communicate.’

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