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Group photograph of the 7 contestants who won the 2013 Faces of 50+ Modeling Contest (Ari Michelson)

The Magnificent Seven (from left): Linda Wilson, Alfredo Martinez, Cosette Bonjour, Richard Bucci, Marguerite LaMarque, J. Pat Branch and Kim Dillard. — Ari Michelson

What does it mean to live your best life after 50?

That's the question we asked of readers a few months ago — and a resounding 6,000 of you responded, with amazing stories of courage in the face of adversity, of finding new purpose and of rediscovering love in the second half of life.

We chose seven of you — including a People's Choice winner, selected by readers — to fly to New York for a whirlwind two-day photo shoot. Take a peek by watching the video below, and reading about the winners and playing their videos on the following pages.

Next page: A lovely late bloomer. »

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