Elle Macpherson didn't 'recognise' her body when she turned 50

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson no longer "recognised" her body when she hit the milestone age of 50.

The Australian supermodel continues to be one of the most sought-after names in the business, having landed gigs with the likes of Ralph Lauren and Victoria's Secret.

But in a new interview, Elle opened up about the changes to her health and wellbeing that occurred around her 50th birthday.

"I've always been interested in wellness and trying to better understand my body through different phases of my life," she told bodyandsoul.com.au. "I wasn't feeling like myself and I didn't recognise my body."

Eventually, Elle decided to consult with naturopathic nutritionist Dr. Simone Laubscher, with the health expert switching up her diet.

And the blonde beauty was so thrilled with the results she set about creating her own wellness company WelleCo, which offers dietary supplements and plant-based protein powders.

"WelleCo was a combination of my own personal wellness journey and vision, and that became the foundation of the business," the 55-year-old shared. "It wasn't like I made a calculated decision to be in the wellness business, or to move into it because it made good business sense. It just happened to coincide - the right place, right time."

Despite Elle's previous business ventures, including lingerie and beauty collaborations, she insisted founding WelleCo was a risk.

"People are scared to try things because they're afraid of making mistakes, but I think you can't learn unless you experience things," she smiled.

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