63-year-old Christie Brinkley poses in Sports Illustrated and you wouldn’t believe how stunning she looks! The model is joined by her two daughters, Alexa and Sailor.

The first time that Christie Brinkley posed for Sports Illustrated was in 1979. At the time, the sexy blonde was featured on the cover of the famous magazine, wearing a precious lace and gem bodysuit.  She was 25-years-old at the time. She instantly became a Sports Illustrated favorite  and appeared on the cover of the Swimsuit Edition in 1980 and 1981.


Christie Brinkley on the cover of Sports Illustrated, in February 1979.
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Since then, Brinkley has been around the world, continuing her modelling career and making it on the covers of the most popular fashion publications, such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar. She has also landed on the cover of Rolling Stone, Esquire and Life. She las landed major deals with Got Milk?, Healthy Choice, Max factor, Cover Girl, Nissan, Revlon, Clariol, Borghese Cosmetics, MasterCard and others.

After her appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three years in a row, Brinkley appeared in the magazine’s 40th Anniversary Issue in 2005, at age 51.

Alexa Joel, Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley Cook.
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Now, twelve years later, the ageless model has been invited to join the young crowd, proving to be serious competition. Brinkley tells People in an interview in the latest issue, that, at first, she didn’t think she would pose again, at her age. “My first thought was, ‘At my age? No way!” She goes on explaining that when he was 30-year-old she had decided to never pose in a bathing suit again. But she decided now, 33 years later, to give it “one last go”, adding that she wanted to do it because of the unique opportunity of posing with her two daughters.

Christie Brinkley is the mother of 31-year-old Alexa Joel and 18-year-old Sailor Brinkley Cook. Alexa’s father is singer Billy Joel, 63, to whom Christie was married from 1985 to 1994. Sailor’s dad is Peter Cook, whom Christie married in 1996 and divorced in 2008. The couple has another child, Jack, who is 21-years-old.

While Christie’s younger daughter Sailor has already started a modelling career, as well as brother Jack, Alexa saw this as a new experience.

At age 63, Brinkley stuns in a black one-piece, in an exotic beach background. She looks like she is standing on water while holding Sailor’s hand. With this photoshoot, she turns into an example for women all over the world, who feel limited by their numbers. “On a personal level, I thought, if I can pull this off, I think it will help redefine those numbers and remove some of the fear of aging”, the supermodel said.