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Elle Macpherson raises eyebrows after deleting ‘Aborigine’ ancestry remarks in Vogue makeup tutorial

Supermodel Elle Macpherson raises eyebrows after deleting ‘Aborigine’ ancestry remarks in Vogue makeup tutorial


Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson has raised eyebrows for making a surprising remark about her ancestry. 

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the 57-year-old stated in a new beauty video tutorial for Vogue: ‘My eyes are almost black, that’s the Aborigine in me.’ 

‘Being seven generations Australian they don’t reflect light the same way blue eyes do,’ she reportedly said in the clip. 

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‘That’s the Aborigine in me’: Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson, 57, (pictured) has raised eyebrows for making a surprising remark about her ancestry 

According to the publication, the video was edited to remove those remarks when Macpherson was asked to clarify whether she was claiming to be Indigenous, or regretted using the term ‘Aborigine’.

Elle’s younger sister Mimi has since denied Elle’s claims, telling The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘We are not Indigenous nor have we traced our ancestry.’ 

Born in Australia, Elle is the daughter of entrepreneur and sound engineer Peter Gow, and nurse Frances Gow. 

Surprising: Elle stated in a now-edited beauty tutorial for Vogue: 'My eyes are almost black, that’s the Aborigine in me', The Sydney Morning Herald reports

Surprising: Elle stated in a now-edited beauty tutorial for Vogue: ‘My eyes are almost black, that’s the Aborigine in me’, The Sydney Morning Herald reports

Family: Elle's younger sister Mimi has since denied Elle's claims, telling The Sydney Morning Herald : 'We are not Indigenous nor have we traced our ancestry.'  Elle (left) is pictured with her sister Mimi (centre) and their mother Frances MacPherson (right) in 2002

Family: Elle’s younger sister Mimi has since denied Elle’s claims, telling The Sydney Morning Herald : ‘We are not Indigenous nor have we traced our ancestry.’  Elle (left) is pictured with her sister Mimi (centre) and their mother Frances MacPherson (right) in 2002

Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old. Elle later adopted her stepfather’s last name, Macpherson. 

Elsewhere in her Vogue video, the model admitted that she didn’t have a skincare routine until she turned 50. 

‘When I was younger, I didn’t even have a skincare routine. I would go to work and the wonderful make-up artist would prep your skin for you and I didn’t have to worry,’ she said in the video.

Childhood: Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old. Elle later adopted her stepfather's last name, Macpherson. Pictured: Elle and her mother Frances posing in 2006

Childhood: Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old. Elle later adopted her stepfather’s last name, Macpherson. Pictured: Elle and her mother Frances posing in 2006 

‘I was 18 years old or 19 years old, even until I was 50, pretty much, I didn’t have a skincare program. 

‘People used to laugh at me and say you need to take more care, and I probably should’ve listened but today, I do take care,’ she said. 

It is purported to rapidly speed up the removal of wastes and toxins from the lymphatic system. 

Now frontiers: Elsewhere in her Vogue video, the model admitted that she didn't have a skincare routine until she turned 50

Now frontiers: Elsewhere in her Vogue video, the model admitted that she didn’t have a skincare routine until she turned 50

The Australian beauty incorporates wellness into her routine, taking a sip of Ion Biome Gut Support Supplement (AUD$105), as well as her own brand Welle Co The Skin Elixir (AUD$85) and capsules ($60).

She spritzes her ageless visage with Ion Biome Skin Support Face and Body Mist (AUD$90), and uses a Gua Sha tool and a dry brush for her face and body for lymphatic drainage.

Lymphatic drainage is a rhythmical massage treatment performed to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body. 

Circulation: She said she uses a Gua Sha tool and a dry brush for her face and body for lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic drainage is a rhythmical massage treatment performed to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body

Circulation: She said she uses a Gua Sha tool and a dry brush for her face and body for lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic drainage is a rhythmical massage treatment performed to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluid around the body

Motherhood: Elle is a mother to two sons, Flynn, 23 (right), and Cy, 18 (left), who she shares with her former partner, French businessman Arpad Busson

Motherhood: Elle is a mother to two sons, Flynn, 23 (right), and Cy, 18 (left), who she shares with her former partner, French businessman Arpad Busson

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