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Photo Of Awesome 90-Year-Old Woman In A Bikini Goes Viral

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

A 90-year-old woman from New South Wales is unintentionally proving to the world that you’re never too old to rock a bikini.

Recently, Irene Carney left her nursing home to go on vacation with her family. Instead of going for an “age-appropriate” swimsuit, Irene’s friends and caretakers from the nursing home encouraged her to opt for something a little more… youthful. She found a red and white two-piece bikini made by the Australian brand, Seafolly. Not thinking much of it, Irene posed for a candid photo while enjoying her family cruise.

The swimsuit brand caught wind of their new client. The team decided to celebrate Irene’s fearlessness and ability to pull off a bathing suit many people half her age wouldn’t dare.

Now, Irene’s photo is going massively viral, inspiring thousands of people across the world to embrace their bodies and be more confident.

Scroll down to see Irene in all her glory…

[H/T: Good Housekeeping]

Irene Carney, a 90-year-old grandmother from the UK, recently went on a cruise with her family — and it's her new bathing suit that's got everyone talking.

Irene Carney, a 90-year-old grandmother from the UK, recently went on a cruise with her family — and it's her new bathing suit that's got everyone talking.

She may be in her nineties, but that didn't stop her from posing in a red two-piece made by Seafolly.

She may be in her nineties, but that didn't stop her from posing in a red two-piece made by Seafolly.

This retro-style 'Spot On' bralette features a bright red bikini top and high-waisted bottoms with white polka dots.

This retro-style 'Spot On' bralette features a bright red bikini top and high-waisted bottoms with white polka dots.

This two-piece looks fabulous on the picturesque Seafolly models, but Irene looks just as beautiful. After all, confidence is sexy, no matter your age.

This two-piece looks fabulous on the picturesque Seafolly models, but Irene looks just as beautiful. After all, confidence is sexy, no matter your age.

"She was encouraged by her friends & carers in the nursing home to get a bikini & we found the perfect one for her," Seafolly wrote on Facebook.

"She was encouraged by her friends & carers in the nursing home to get a bikini & we found the perfect one for her," Seafolly wrote on Facebook.

Once Irene's photo was posted on Facebook, it instantly went viral. Thousands of people across the world are inspired by Irene. You're never too old to wear a bikini!

Once Irene's photo was posted on Facebook, it instantly went viral. Thousands of people across the world are inspired by Irene. You're never too old to wear a bikini!

I can only hope to look that good when I get older. Irene, you rock. Please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!