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Over 50 Modeling

Published September 24, 2021 by Maryanne
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (Photo by Jeff Danze)
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (photo by Jeff Danze)
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (Photo by Jeff Danze)

Shots by Jeff Danze, September 2021

I am 58-years-old.

Writing is my career; modeling has been my side gig since the 1980s. I’m by no means a runway model. I’m only 5’2″ and curvy. However, I continue to do this to show women, that it’s okay to be way over 50 and still look cute (or sexy).

I do not have any plastic surgery or Botox. That is my choice. All my make-up is cruelty free and vegan. My current hair was glazed red last month at a vegan salon.

Over 50 Modeling

Published October 21, 2020 by Maryanne


October 2020, Weehawken, NJ

I was honored to work with photographer Joseph Shade of Crimrise Photography, last week. He’s an incredible photographer and we had a great time working together.

Autumn in New Jersey is absolutely amazing. It was so windy, especially by the waterfront, but as you can see in this shoot — it worked in our favor!

With this shoot, I want to encourage all women over 50 that we are still beautiful, relevant, and modern! I turned 57 on August 19 — and am proud of it!

Jeans by Democracy; shoes by Katy Perry Collections; Eye glasses by Guess.

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta can be reached at:

She is available for blogging, ghost writing, writing. She is also available for book signings and motivational speaking engagements. In addition to Love Cats, she is the author of the following books :

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback or Kindle version, visit:Be (Extra)Ordinary

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback, Kindle or audio copy, go here: I Don’t Want To Be Like You

Her fiction book “Love Cats” second printing is now available, under the pen name Krystianna Mercury, from Pink Flamingo. You can purchase it here: Love Cats

Visit Maryanne’s You Tube Channel here: Be YOUnique

Business Media

Published March 15, 2013 by Maryanne

social media

Hello all!

Okay, here’s the scoop … in the past I never liked Face Book, Twitter or Linked-In. I used them for three years and honestly, I deleted them because I get the most work via my personal website/newsletter:

In fact, 100 percent of my “repeat” clients are through my website, so I have been getting by without the use of Face Book, Twitter or Linked-In.

But seems as I’ll be doing more promotional work with clients, it’s important that I have a presence on these social networks.

So, if anyone wants to connect via these social media links for business reasons, please do so. (Note: I’m using these links for business, not social so in reality they should be called “business media” — not “social media” — but whatever!).

Face Book:


And find me on Linked-In: Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

Let’s all help each other build!

My skills: writing, editing, ghost writing, typing, proofreading, marketing/sales, personal assistance.

And if anyone needs a 40+ model, I’m available. Check out the cool photos I did with photographer Darlene Foster on my Pinterest page!



Another Darlene Foster Feature Photo

Published January 24, 2013 by Maryanne

Deliverance 2013“Deliverance” by Darlene Foster

The above is another one of Darlene Foster’s creations called “Deliverance.”

This is Darlene’s newest creation from a series of photos I modeled for her back in October, 2010. We spent an entire day working together (after I had just been in a car accident, but as they say, “on with the show!”)

I’m always fascinated to see what Darlene comes up with next.

To experience more of her extraordinary work, visit her site at:

My AMAZING Friend Darlene!

Published November 27, 2012 by Maryanne

(Left to right – Me and Darlene)

You never know when you’re going to meet the coolest people!

I met Darlene shortly after I started dating my husband seven years ago because she is the long-long time girlfriend of my husband’s cousin Tommy.

I liked Darlene right off the bat because she was a vegetarian, into animals, music and photography.

Here is her website: DARLENE FOSTER

In October 2010 Darlene asked me if I’d model for her and we spent an entire day working together. Prior to the shoot, I was in a car accident. I was dizzy, upset, and seeing stars, but I couldn’t disappoint Darlene — that’s how much I adore her!

It’s a good thing I didn’t cancel, we had a blast and got some great shots. And Darlene’s finishing touches created some true magic! Here are some shots from that day:

Remembrance and Old Lace (by Darlene Foster, 2010)

The Tree Spirit (by Darlene Foster, 2010)

And here we are in an Asbury Park photo booth:

Darlene and Maryanne, April 2011

This past weekend we got to celebrate Darlene’s birthday (which is really in October, but we got side-tracked by Hurricane Sandy).

We had a wonderful lunch at the Stage House Tavern in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

And since Darlene loves Meerkat Manor, I gave her this adorable snow globe!


You are like a sister to me!

True friendships are one of God’s Greatest Blessings!