I’m forever being mistaken for 30

LIZA Laure is used to people getting her age wrong.

The carer, from Loughton, Essex, says strangers are forever assuming she’s in her thirties – something she finds “flattering and embarrassing” in equal measure.


Can YOU guess Liza’s age?Credit: Mercury
Liza says she finds being mistaken for 30 'embarrassing and flattering'


Liza says she finds being mistaken for 30 ’embarrassing and flattering’Credit: Mercury

In reality, Liza – who is a regular on the beauty pageant scene – is actually two DECADES older.

And the 52-year-old insists she’s never had any anti-wrinkle injections and has a very low-key skincare routine.

She explained: “Sometimes, I feel embarrassed and other times I feel proud of myself.

“As not many people can say they are mistaken for 30. I feel like I receive more compliments now than when I was younger which is crazy.


“Everywhere I go someone compliments me and cannot believe my age.

“Strangers often think I am in between 30 or 35 years old. I just say ‘thank you’ as it is very flattering.

“I even get approached by younger men but I laugh it off.

“They are gobsmacked when they find out I am old enough to be their mother!”

So what’s her secret? Well, Liza says it’s all down to good make-up… and one very unusual tip.

She continued: “My skin routine is very mundane. I don’t have any expensive stuff as I am allergic to a lot of products.

Liza signed up to her first beauty pageant in 2016


Liza signed up to her first beauty pageant in 2016Credit: Mercury
The carer says pageants have done wonders for her confidence


The carer says pageants have done wonders for her confidenceCredit: Mercury

“The cheaper the better, I say. I have never had Botox or fillers as I am too scared.

“I wear makeup and false eyelashes 80 per cent of the time.

“Every three months, I cut a juicy potato in half and rub it on my lips.

“I don’t know where I got this technique but it helps keep them plump.

“It is a good and natural way to get full lips.”

But while she oozes confidence now, Liza wasn’t always this way.

She was once ‘painfully shy’ until she entered a beauty pageant in 2016 and hasn’t looked back.

She has since posed for the camera as a model for independent fashion and jewellery brands.

Liza adds: “I used to be very shy and quiet but one day, I decided I am going to push myself out of my comfort zone.

“I have never looked back.

“I am now confident and believe it is never ‘too late’ to try new things.

“I have competed in four pageants and loved every second of each.”

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