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81-Year-Old Burlesque Dancer Is The Poster Girl For Confidence

"As soon as I got on stage, I was hooked."

Worry about how you look in your underwear? Don't. This 81-year-old burlesque dancer will inspire you to have all the confidence in the world.

Meet Lynn Ruth Miller. At 71, she took up stand-up comedy, cracking jokes about being a granny gone wild. Then came the burlesque. Yes, you heard right.

"It just happened -- and I thought 'oh my god, this is even better than telling jokes,'" she told The Western Daily Press. "I only have to stand up and they cheer. It's not in the least bit sexy. It is just fun and a joke."

Miller only strips down to her underwear, but it gives her (and her audience) a thrill. "As soon as I got on stage, I was hooked," she told Britain's Got More Talent during an audition. 

Miller has toured around the world doing her stand-up and burlesque routine and recently finished a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her stamina and confidence are something we can all learn from. She says she's determined to live to 100 and that getting older doesn't mean you can't stop doing as you please.

"I'm 81 and I've got mother-in-law wings -- or what you would call bingo wings -- and I'm skinny, I have got funny legs and I'm very wrinkled. If you look at what the average 80-year-old woman is doing and then look at me, it's very different," she told The Western Daily Press. "I'm not telling every 80-year-old to start ripping your clothes off, but I'm saying make every day different. Don't start letting someone pick out your clothes, dress you, feed you -- then you'll just be waiting to die."

Just goes to show, it's never too late to do something new. 

Check out Lynn's amazing photos below.

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