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Pamela Anderson is no longer that young buxom blond patrolling the California beaches in a skimpy red bathing suit anymore. And that is just fine by her.

In fact, the 48-year-old embraces getting older every day.

"I actually like aging," she told W Magazine. "I have great older female role models in my life, including my amazing mom, who have glitz, glamor, and all sorts of fun. Getting older isn't the end. I know I have so much to look forward to."

The former "Baywatch" queen knows she's in the minority when it comes to getting older. And, although she's trying her hand at stand-up comedy, Pam isn't joking about her feelings on age.

"Aging is something we all deal with," she said. "You're searching for answers. If I do all these things to look younger — the creams, the classes, the supplements, the procedures — I'll be more accepted by my kids, my friends, men … We took a lot of things for granted — youth, beauty. But now what?"

Pamela has tried her fair share of products to enhance her appearance, but she's not dependent on them. Something a little more natural can really help out with inner and outer beauty.

"I know it sounds like a cliché, but happiness has a lot to do with beauty," she said, "Calm, peacefulness and not-constant stress are very, very important to feeling beautiful and confident. And that comes across whether you're wearing makeup or not."

Her children, while still fairly young, now need help in the style department. At red carpet events, Pam's sons, Brandon Thomas Lee, 19, and Dylan Jagger Lee, 18, have stunned, exuding style and grace alongside their mom.

They seem to be her biggest fans, actually, knowing about her naked past and encouraging her to be who she is.

In December 2015, Pamela told ET she asked her sons for permission to pose on the cover of Playboy's final nude issue, because growing up they were "teased, and made fun of, and had a few fistfights over their mom."

"I said, 'Hef just called, he wants me to do the last cover of Playboy,' and [Brandon] goes, 'Mom you've got to do it... We're older, we're not embarrassed anymore of you. You know, we think you're great.'"

"And then I asked Dylan too, and Dylan's like, 'Mom, you know you've done it all,'" she revealed. "I don't know what to say but they were really excited for me, and I was excited too."