Original Hula-Hoop Girl Is 94

The original Hula-Hoop girl is sitting in a café wearing a leopard-lined jacket, gold-painted nails, and Revlon lipstick in a shade called Orange Flip. She is blonde, fit, and incredibly bubbly at 94 years old—exactly the vision you’d expect of the muse who inspired the biggest sensation to hit the U.S. toy business. (And not too unlike the model Karl Lagerfeld sent down a Spring runway a few seasons back clad in a one-piece mesh bathing suit, holding an oversize Hula-Hoop beach bag.) Except that until recently, no one even knew she existed.

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