One day after the Super Bowl, Sports Illustrated kicked off news of an almost unprecedented nature.. a 63-year-old model would grace its cover! What?!
It’s true. 38 years after her first appearance on Sports Illustrated cover, Christie Brinkley returns to the front cover, alongside her two daughters, Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook.
“No way!” “At my age, no way!” Christie exclaimed when she was contacted by Sports Illustrated.
“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!’”
Yes it must be exciting for her to do this with her kids. But in a way, she’s doing it for all women who think that age is a limiting factor.
But make no mistake, Christie does all the right things to keep up her ageless appearance. “At 63, you’ve got to make smart choices,” she says. Like? “I eat healthy foods. Exercise about 20 minutes a day. Exfoliate every day. Use sunscreen. And I take BioSil Skin, Hair, Nails daily. Oh yes, and one of my best beauty secrets is smiling (even if you have to fake it!) . Smiling releases endorphins which reduces stress.”
All of which goes to prove that, with a little effort, age is nothing more than a number!