Christie Brinkley, 63, makes splash in ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue – USA TODAY
Christie Brinkley, at 63, just got the best birthday present ever as she gets to model with her daughters. Jose Sepulveda (@josesepulveda87) has more.
The year’sÂ Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is a family affair for Christie Brinkley and her two daughters.
The timeless beauty who turned 63 this month,Â shared an Instagram Monday night posing in the water next to her daughters, Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18. Brinkley previously graced three consecutive covers of the magazine’s issue dedicated to swimwearÂ in 1979, 1980, and 1981.
“Yes! I am excited to announce that I am back inÂ @si_swimsuit,” Brinkley captioned a photo of the trio all dressed in black. “I figured with my gorgeous daughters @alexarayjoelÂ andÂ @sailorbrinkleycookby my side, whose going to be looking at me!”
Brinkley also thanked the magazine “for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date!”
Brinkley was not the only model to preach about the importance of self-acceptance. Her daughters also took to the picture sharing appÂ to talk about self-image.
Sharing the same photo as her mother, Brinkley Cook wrote that she had “a plethora of awkward phases,” and that she “always somehow found something to pick on” when looking at her own reflection.
“My body and I have been through it all,” Brinkley’s daughter with former husbandÂ Peter CookÂ said. “But recently I have been liberated. I am healthy, I treat myself well, and for thatÂ I’mÂ happy. 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.”
Brinkley Cook’s sister, whose dad is Piano Man Billy Joel, also preached about embracing the body you are in.
“I don’t have a completely flat tummy, or cellulite-free thighs…,” she captioned a close-up shot of her wearing a bikini,Â “nor am I a model’s height or shape. Neither are hundreds of millions of other beautiful women out there. SO WHAT? Does it really matter, in the end? All that matters is how YOU feel about yourself. Set your own standards of beauty; both internally and externally.”
We consider their attitudesÂ picture perfect.