US mum, 51, becomes TikTok sensation with her 'age-defying' looks and style secrets

US mum, 51, becomes TikTok sensation with her 'age-defying' looks and style secrets
Photo credit: @renaeolivia8 / TikTok / Instagram

A 51-year-old mother has quickly become a social media sensation with fans floored by her age-defying looks and slick style. 

Renae Olivia, who lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with her two young sons, has gained a significant following on social media for her helpful fashion hacks and styling advice - amassing 280,000 followers on TikTok and more than 72,000 on Instagram.

With her youthful appearance and stylish, sexy ensembles, her fans are often startled to discover the mum-of-two is over 50 years old. 

Speaking to Media Drum World, Olivia said people are typically "surprised" when she discloses her age, reactions which encouraged her to start sharing the secrets behind her ageless looks.

"I kept getting asked by women what my secrets were for looking younger than my age, so I figured it was a great reason to start this journey [on social media]," she said.

Olivia frequently shares informative videos to TikTok, revealing her surprisingly simple secrets to looking fabulous, regardless of age. 

"Carrying yourself with confidence" is key to ageing with grace, the 51-year-old said. 

"Fashion and style help me. If you carry yourself with confidence, it helps for sure," she told the outlet.

In addition to confidence and a closet of dreams, Olivia noted that she keeps up a consistent skincare routine, moisturises religiously and sleeps on a silk pillowcase, which is less irritating and abrasive on the skin than a traditional pillowcase and is believed to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and dry, damaged hair.

She also warned that the neck and hands should never be neglected - both of which are often telltale signs of ageing - and of course, a healthy diet and regular exercise is imperative. With two sons aged six and two, Olivia acknowledged that her children help her stay fit and active. Plus, she always protects her skin from the sun and stopped tanning at 18. 

Some of Olivia's popular clips include tips on how to elevate your look, how to dress professionally, workwear inspiration, as well as underwear and clothing hacks.

In a recent clip, Olivia revealed her 51st birthday ensemble - a pale pink, figure-hugging PVC dress, fluffy pink coat and sparkling nude heels, an outfit which was overwhelmingly applauded by her fans.

"I didn't even look that good on my 21st," one viewer joked in the comments.

"51?! Holy cow! You look fantastic," said another.

"Thank you for your wonderful videos and advice! By the way, you look 31!" a third gushed.

"Wish I looked like that at 51," one woman said, with another adding: "I just turned 55 and could only dream of looking this beautiful."

Olivia said that looking and feeling good has erased any fear of ageing, admitting she embraced her 50th more than her 30th. 

"I am 100 percent more confident and content now in this stage of my life. I want women to know it's never too late to go for what you want," she said.

She also revealed that she met her now-husband at 38 and has always achieved milestones about 10 years later than the age considered 'acceptable' by society - including having her two sons at 45 and 48 respectively thanks to IVF. 

However, her platforms aren't always positive and uplifting spaces. The mum has also been trolled for her age, with some viewers calling her a "grandma" and claiming she's too old for social media apps. 

But the blonde bombshell said she is unbothered by the occasional rude or negative comment, noting that if they're lucky, her haters will also one day be 51.

"We all need to remember that if you're lucky enough, you'll get to be my age, too."