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105-year-old former model can still strike a pose

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Eleanor McGinnis used to be a clothing model back in Chicago back when she was just a teenager.

Now, 90 years later, she can still strike a pose.

Eleanor was born in 1908. In high school she started modeling for Marshall Fields and other department stores.

When asked what the key is to a long life, Eleanor said she is happy. Workers at the Grandview Care Center in Sun City West say she loves everyone and is content with life.

She also takes great pride in herself. She has perfect posture. Workers said she practices good manners at mealtime and gets her hair and nails done often. 

"Every morning she picks out what she wants to wear and she's very meticulous about her outfits and her earrings," said Tammy Soares with Grandview Care Center.

McGinnis will be celebrating her 105th birthday today at the care facility. She will more than likely be well-dressed for the occasion.

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