The secret to living a long life?
Wine and chocolate.
Just ask French Catholic nun Sister André, who has become the world’s oldest person alive at age 118 year and 73 days old, as confirmed by the Guinness World of Records.
The wine-sipping and chocolate-eating nun got the distinction after Japan resident Kane Tanaka, died on April 19 at 119.
For the last 12 years, the partially deaf, wheelchair bound sister has lived in a retirement home.
“They get me up at 7 a.m., they give me my breakfast, then they put me at my desk where I stay busy with little things,” she told the GWR.
She also likes chocolate, sweets and imbibes in a glass of wine daily.
“Her glass of wine maintains her and which is perhaps her longevity secret,” a retirement home staff member told the GWR. “I don’t know — I don’t encourage people to drink a glass of wine everyday!”
The sister was born in France on Feb. 11, 1904 as Lucile Randon, before becoming a teacher, governess and caretaker of children during the Second World War.
The eventual nun not only survived the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918, but also the recent pandemic after testing positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 16, 2021.
The GWR say she is also the oldest living survivor of COVID-19.