The Mystery of the 106-Year-Old Lady from Vogue Magazine
Apo Wang-Od, this elderly woman, regularly consumes organic food, breathes fresh air, works hard, maintains a serene attitude, and possesses a positive mindset.
Apo Wang-Od is a legendary figure in the Philippines who played a significant role in preserving batok, the traditional tattoo art of the Kalinga tribe, dating back several centuries.
At the age of 106, Wang-Od was approached to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine.
In the photo, she maintains a consistently healthy and humble appearance.
She is also the oldest model to grace the cover of this prestigious magazine.
Although considered the last person to contribute to preserving the Batok tattoo culture, Wang-Od is not the oldest in the Kalinga tribe.
Estella Palangdao, the grandma’s niece, stated that it is natural for Kalinga people to live over 100 years.
When tribe members surpass this age, children in the village are named in their honor.
Even at this age, Mrs. Wang-Od is still capable of tending to agriculture, taking care of her family, performing household chores, feeding animals, and occasionally traveling within and outside her village.
She continues her tattooing profession by accommodating up to 60 clients per day. In an interview with the media, she revealed the secret to her longevity and good health.
Whang-Od stated that her family never used chemical substances in their food, relying only on wild sunflowers as fertilizer.