The iconic Sport’s Illustrated swimsuit model, Christie Brinkley made her first appearance in a barely there bikini in 1979. She then took to the beaches, posing in endless sexy bathing suit shots around the world until she finally retired in 2004.
Now, at 63, Brinkley has suited up one last time for the Sport’s Illustrated family and even brought her two gorgeous daughters along. Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18, look absolutely stunning in the new SI spread but their mother, Brinkley, continues to knock us off our feet with her ageless beauty. Brinkley told People magazine:
My first thought was, ‘At my age? No way! When I turned 30, I was like, ‘This is the last time I’m posing in a bathing suit!’ When this issue comes out, I’ll be 63. I thought, ‘Those days are over.’ But to get to do it with my girls, I thought, ‘One last go!
Brinkley and her daughters needed a little push to embrace the swimsuit edition but in the end Sailor felt empowered and Brinkley stated:
In a country that’s very ageist, people love to put you in little boxes. Women feel very limited by their numbers. On a personal level, I thought, if I can pull this off, I think it will help redefine those numbers and remove some of the fear of aging.
All three women looked absolutely gorgeous.
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