‘Age is just a number’: Christie Brinkley poses for Sports Illustrated aged 63


She has proved age is just a number

Christie Brinkley has proven age is just a number by posing for Sports Illustrated aged 63.

She posed for the annual swimsuit issue with her daughters Sailor Brinkley Cook, and Alexa Ray Joel.

On Instagram, the model write: “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!”She posed with her two daughters

“My kids think I walk on water, so let’s not mention the apple box concealed just under the surface”, she said.

Christie Brinkley first appeared on the cover of the magazine in 1979.

She said: “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!'”

18-year-old Sailor revealed that even though she is a model, she has suffered from body insecurities.

She wrote on Instagram: “I’ve had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. I grew up not loving how I looked and felt held back because of it.

“I don’t know why I always felt that way, sure I had baby fat and definitely went through a plethora of awkward phases, but I had a family that loved me, I had friends who made me laugh etc.

“But for some reason I still looked in the mirror and always somehow found something to pick on.”

However, she said that she now feels beautiful and is happy with her body.


She continued in the post: “I’ve looked in the mirror and been able to LOVE the things about my body that beauty norms deem ”undesirable”. I now have grown to know that my body is worthy of so many great things.

“I don’t need to be a size 0 to believe in myself.

“My body carries me each and every day, it loves the people I love, it holds what makes me healthy and strong, it bends it shakes it runs and it CHANGES. That is okay and that is beautiful.”