58-year-old Jodi Harrison Bauer recently auditioned for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit casting call. Many of the women there (if not all) were about 20 years younger than her. Jodi did not see the age difference as a disadvantage though. She took it as an opportunity to really show up for older women who model.\r\n\r\n"The SISwimIssue is inclusive of every woman. They have every shape and size, yet they don\u2019t have an older woman who isn\u2019t a famous professional model," she says.\r\nShe explains the Sports Illustrated modeling process\r\n\r\n\r\nJodi says she did originally doubt herself going into the process, but was determined nonetheless. Her daughters had a lot to do with her decision. \u201cI thought, what do I tell my daughters? I tell them that it\u2019s about the journey, it\u2019s about stepping boldly out of your box and it\u2019s about standing in your truth. And that\u2019s what I did,\u201d she says.\r\n\r\nWith this mindset, Jodi made it to the top 60 contestants (out of 5,000) before elimination. She plans to come back next year and give it another try.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe 58-year-old model says the fitness lifestyle was always a huge inspiration. It wasn't until she left her husband and became a single, working mom that she took it into her own hands to make it happen for herself.\r\n\r\n\u201cI lost myself in my marriage,\u201d Jodi explains. \u201cI felt like there was something much more to me and I knew it included fitness or something [being] physical.\u201d After her divorce, she soon put that energy into becoming a certified personal trainer and opening her own gym, JodiFit Boutique Fitness Studio.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cI [wanted] to be a different kind of role model for my daughters,\u201d she says. Her daughters are both 26 and 30 years old. \u201cThey only knew the mommy who volunteered at school and did the laundry. I was boxed in. But then I started creating my own journey and I got out of that box.\u201d\r\n\r\nShe began entering into fitness competitions at the age of 47. However, the age typically stops at 35 and everyone kept telling her that she was "too old." After several years of pushing and not taking no for an answer, she creates a 45 and up division and wins two world shows! The rest really is history for her.\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat an incredible story!\r\nTake a look at these 7 people who prove that age is just a number, just like Jodi has!