Elle Macpherson is not bothered about turning 50.

The 48-year-old supermodel - once nickname 'The Body' by Time magazine - is not worried about reaching the landmark age, and embraces her prospects for the future.

She said: ''I don't believe that youth equals beauty or beauty equals youth. How I feel, how well I am is more important to me.

''It doesn't bother me becoming 50 at all, the alternative is death, so that is not an option. I rather like the idea of flowing on with life. I have had amazing life experiences and hopefully another 50 years of experiences ahead of me.''

Elle - who has 30 years of modeling experience - is set to host another series of 'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' as well as recently renewing her modeling contract with cosmetics company Revlon, which makes her feel the attitude of brands toward older people is changing.

She added: ''That tells me this is not an ageist society, and Revlon is a modern company.''

Elle also admits she is currently ''loved up,'' with her life and family, which includes sons Flynn, 14, and Cy, nine, with former partner ARPAD BUSSON.

She added: ''Love is where it's at for me. Love for my children, for my partner, for my friends, for the great outdoors, for health and wellness, for the work I do and family. So yes, in my life today I am definitely loved up.''