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Martha Stewart praised for posting 'thirst trap' selfie but people can't believe it's her

Martha Stewart praised for posting 'thirst trap' selfie but people can't believe it's her

The actor and businesswoman posted the selfie to her Instagram page

Martha Stewart has drawn compliments and disbelief after posting a thirst trap online.

The 82-year-old actor and businesswoman posted a selfie to her Instagram page after a long flight.

She was wearing a low cut night gown and pouting at the mirror leaving fans stunned by her appearance.

Martha posted the image on Friday, saying that she had been on an eight hour flight.

The caption read: "After an eight hour plane trip from Westchester to Palm Beach- horrible by the way - we went to bed early and wore my beautiful @sabbiarosa nightgown (linen with robe).

"I didn't look so bad when I got up at least not as bad as I did when I went to bed- it must be the $$$$$outfit!!"

In fact, she looked so good that people started asking questions about the picture.

Some weren't even convinced that it was Martha herself in the picture.

One posted: "As if this is Martha."

A second wrote: "Shoot Martha looks fabulous. Although I thought it was someone else earlier."

A third replied: "That doesn't even look like Martha at all."

Martha Stewart posted the image to her Instagram page.
Instagram / Martha Stewart

But despite that, many people were pleasantly surprised by Martha's appearance in the selfie.

They took to the comments on her social media page to share their thoughts on the image.

One wrote: "Martha chill my man is on this app!!"

A second posted: "Sheesh! Save some sexy for the rest of us Mama!"

A third replied: "It’s the beautiful woman and soul you are! Nothing to do with looks… although, you’re very blessed darlin’! Keep sharing your wisdom and heart, because those are the best of you."

Another said: "Go hot Martha!! Damn you are looking hotter this days ! Good for you!!"

Martha has previously spoken about how she refuses to dress her age, and instead continues to dress however she likes.

Martha has spoken about not dressing her age.
Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images

“I don’t think about age," she said. "I think people are more and more and more (fabulous) than they’re ever been in their senior years, and I applaud every one of them.”

She has also become the oldest person to feature on the cover of Sports Illustrated when she was 81 years old.

The icon has also hit back against claims that her images are doctored or that she has had plastic surgery.

She said: "I’ve had absolutely no plastic surgery whatsoever.

"I have very healthy, good hair. I drink green juice every day. I take my vitamins. I eat very healthfully.

"I have very good skin doctors. I’m very careful in the sun. I wear hats and I wear sunblock every single day."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@marthastewart48 / Getty Images for Friends of Hudson River Park

Topics: News, US News