But make no mistake! Her days in the pages of SI aren’t history. At 63, the supermodel-and-more is returning to the annual issue, and she’s not alone, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Today.
Brinkley brought two other beauties to pose alongside her in the pages of the 2017 issue — daughters Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18.
“My first thought was, ‘At my age? No way!’” Brinkley told People magazine about the shoot. “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!’”
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In a message she shared on Instagram, Brinkley said that she expected her “gorgeous daughters” to draw the attention this time around. Mom obviously appreciates sharing the Swimsuit issue honor with them, and she also appreciates the message this particular magazine sends.
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! #vibes Фото опубликовано Christie Brinkley (@christiebrinkley)
“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 wrote.
~’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.~
Each of her girls shared similar words of thanks, with Sailor writing that she’s thrilled to see her “beautiful mama” celebrated, and Alexa noting that the experience 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.”
“This is a real full circle moment for me,” Brinkley told SI during the shoot. “I can get very emotional about this. How many years ago, I was that insecure girl hoping that I would be good enough for the magazine. So to see my daughters now having the same thoughts I had, and to be able to see them actually be there on the job, was definitely a big moment.”
See more moments when Sports Illustrated Swimsuit hits newsstands Feb. 15.