One of the major tropes of the fashion world is how the industry unquestionably belongs to the youth, but after one look at the Eva Herzigova Marie Claire Spain January 2012 editorial, one may be ready to re-evaluate how they view the fashion world's notoriously fickle ageism.

Eva Herzigova is a 39-year-old Czech supermodel who first captured the attention of the public when she was selected to be the face of the first Wonderbra campaign in 1994. Since then, she has steadily worked atop the fashion world, garnering top jobs from brands like Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.

For the Eva Herzigova Marie Claire Spain January 2012, the Eastern European beauty was photographed by top shutterbug David Roemer, whose previous clients include GQ, SPIN, Esquire and New York Magazine, amongst others.

My favorite shot in the Eva Herzigova Marie Claire Spain January 2012 editorial features the lithe stunner displaying a toothy grin, her stylishly unkempt hair covering most of her face. The shot exudes warmth and vitality without excessive sexuality, showing that Herzigova is a model who is still gorgeous enough to captivate by simply smiling. It's shots like these that make her longevity in the modelling world no surprise.

The Eva Herzigova Marie Claire Spain January 2012 issue is on newsstands now.