Blogged By: La Tray
Source & Story Credit: Mail Online – Georgina Littlejohn
Media Credit: Photo ( Mail Online) / Video ( YouTube draniline)
Posted: Tuesday June 5, 2012 @1:55 p.m. PST
She might be on the cusp of the retirement age but Grace Jones is not a woman who plans to show any signs of stopping any time soon.
In fact, the statuesque singer would give a woman a third of her age a run for their money in style, elegance, strength – and the fact that she could hula hoop for four minutes without stopping.
It was certainly hard to believe that the singer turned 64 last month as she took to the stage at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in London last night.
She strutted on stage in a black and red leotard style outfit which looked like it was made out of rubber.
She teamed the look with a huge red headpiece that would have put Lady Gaga to shame as she made her way onto the stage which had been erected outside of the front of Buckingham Palace.
Showing off a very impressive pair of toned long legs, Grace, who was born in Jamaica, launched into her smash-hit signature tune from 1985, Slave To The Rhythm.
And she managed to keep the hoop spinning round her hips as she flawlessly and effortlessly sang her song while keep the hoop up at the same time.
It wasn’t long before she was trending on Twitter as she became the talk of the gig, with many in disbelief at her stamina.
One user called @bootpickler said: ‘@Miss_GraceJones at the Jubilee! no change to stunning beauty! amazing look and only person who could hoola hoop in this set.’
Another added: ‘Good to see Miss Grace Jones at the jubilee concert! How does she keep that hoop going?’
SunshineBrain said: ‘Seeing @Miss_GraceJones made me want to pick up my hula hoop😀 #LoveIt #JubileeConcert’
And Chrissy Darling wrote: ‘I thought @Miss_GraceJones was phenomenal and by far the best performer do far on the #BBCJubileeConcert!’
Grace received a standing ovation from the crowd which included all the members of the Royal Family, who were seen nodding along to the song.
But she did make a slight error when she wished the monarch a ‘Happy Birthday our Queen’.
June 2 is the Queen’s official birthday -which this year is being celebrated on June 16 – but last night was all about her 60 years on the throne.
Grace Jones. Sway to the rhythm: Grace threw her hands in the air yet still managed to keep the hoop spinning. Story Credit: Mail Online – Georgina Littlejohn / Photo Credit: Mail Online via Reuters
Grace Jones. Miss Jones did not show any signs of flagging and made it right to the end of the song with the hoop still going… Story Credit: Mail Online – Georgina Littlejohn / Photo Credit: Mail Online via Reuters
Grace Jones and Queen Elizabeth.the Queen was seen laughing at Grace while Rob Brydon pulled a face – as they met backstage. Story Credit: Mail Online – Georgina Littlejohn / Photo Credit: Mail Online via AP