Christie Brinkley Returns to Swimsuit Issue at Age 63, Poses With Her Daughters
It’s been 36 years since Christie Brinkley was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue — but she’s back. The 63-year-old former supermodel still looks amazing, but the best part of her return to bikini-clad photo-taking is that she got to do it with her two daughters, Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18. Let’s just say that both girls were gifted with some pretty fantastic genes.
“My first thought was, At my age? No way!” Brinkley said in an interview with People magazine. “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!”
The full behind-the-scenes video is above, and below we’ve picked out a few of our favorite moments:
Yes! I am excited to announce that I am back in @si_swimsuit ..I figured with my gorgeous daughters @alexarayjoel and @sailorbrinkleycook by my side whose going to be looking at me! Oh and My kids think I walk on water, so let's not mention the apple box concealed just under the surface. For a preview check out @people.com ..and thank you Sports Illustrated for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date! psI can’t wait to see everyone at VIBES on Feb 17th and 18th in Houston! #proudmomhere!
~'Twas a most humbling and rewarding HONOR to be a part of your February issue! Thank you @si_swimsuit & @mj_day for making me feel so at home. This was a lesson in learning to let go, take the plunge, and embrace myself from both the inside AND out- which is something I struggle with each and every day. My purpose is to now pass along this lesson of unconditional self-love and self-respect to every woman who's willing to listen. Once again, from the bottom of my heart… Thank You.~