Photographer Natalie Grono won Australia’s prestigious National Portrait Gallery People’s Choice award for her image, aptly titled, “Feather in the Goddess Pool.” Her subject, Feather, is a regular at Byron Bay’s beaches where she swims in what’s become known as the goddess pool, looking quite like the goddess that she is.
Frances Woofenden calls herself “an 84-year-old grandmother who just loves life” on her Web site — but acknowledges that she’s not “your typical Granny.” Why? Woofenden is a competitive water-skier who has more than 100 medals to her name. Even more impressive, Woofenden didn’t start waterskiing until she moved to Florida at age 50. Decked out in pink lipstick, gold hoop earrings, and a backless bathing suit, she’s as stylish as she is skilled.