London - With her clear skin, enviable figure and thick, dark hair, Pamela Jacobs appears to be in her late twenties or early thirties.
In fact, she is 52 – and is the mother of a 21-year-old son.
She has been offered student rail fares and is told she must be lying when she reveals her real age. “Men do comment on my looks and say things like ‘I don’t believe you’. I always say, what woman would actually add years on?”
The Leeds social worker, who says her mother and siblings also look younger, attributes it to good genes, a healthy diet, exercise – and plenty of coconut oil.
“My mother used it on our hair and skin when we were young and I’ve carried on,” she said. “I use it for cooking, in coffee, for removing make-up, for hair treatments and on my body twice a day as a moisturiser.”