Christie Brinkley talks getting back into a swimsuit 30 years later
Christie Brinkley’s banging 59-year-old body is back in a bathing suit!
Inside the pages of the new issue of Social Life, the supermodel rocks a swimsuit in a magazine for the first time since her Sports Illustrated days some 30 years ago.
So what inspired Brinkley, who also graces the mag’s cover, to go for it?
“They asked!” Brinkley told us at a swanky soiree at the Social Life Estate in Water Mill this weekend.
“[Editor-in-chief] Devorah [Rose] was so enthusiastic when I was doing the shoot and she was like, ‘Fabulous. Epic. Great!’ and she made me feel so good that when they handed me the bathing suit I was like, ‘Hey, um, I’m kind of epic and fabulous,’ so I’ll give it a go,” she said laughing.
Just because Brinkley showed off some skin doesn’t mean she’d show off everything, saying she’d never pose for Playboy: “Oh no, no, I have children! They would hate that,” said Brinkley, referencing her three kids, who accompanied her to the party.
Brinkley’s daughter, Alexa Ray Joel (whose papa is Billy Joel) said her mother proves that “you are never too old to pose in a swimsuit.”
“I think we still live in a society that places so much societal external pressure on women — she just proved that age is irrelevant,” said Joel.
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