Elle Macpherson avoids bikini photo shoots

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2013, 09:09 AM IST

London: Model Elle Macpherson has revealed she is reluctant to do swimwear photo shoots as she`s become older and worries people are sick of seeing her in a bikini.

Despite having an enviable figure, the 49-year-old admits she is reluctant to strip down for modelling shoots as she`s become older, reported Contactmusic.

"I try not to do too much swimwear, just because I`ve done so much of it over the years, but sometimes it works. People might think, `Oh my God, what is she doing sticking on a bikini again?`," she said.

The Australian beauty believes in eating healthily and exercising on a daily basis to maintain her trim figure, but confesses she isn`t as fanatical about hitting the gym nowadays.

"Our house is gluten-free; we try not to eat wheat or much sugar and I take vitamins and minerals daily. My treats are dark chocolate and Thai food and I love my espresso in the morning. I believe in eight hours` sleep and a bit of exercise every day. I have no fixed diets. Don`t get me wrong, I don`t do it perfectly. These days, I tend to focus on nurturing and being gentle with myself. As I`ve got older it`s about being more and doing less," she added.