Christie Brinkley stuns in Sports Illustrated at 63
CHRISTIE Brinkley has appeared in a stunning photo shoot for Sports Illustrated's famous swimsuit issue aged 63, alongside her daughters Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook.
Brinkley appears in the February issue of the magazine after appearing on the cover in 1979, 1980 and 1981.
The supermodel said she was encouraged to do the shoot by Joel, 31, and Cook, 18.
"My first thought was, 'At my age? No way!'" she told People magazine.
"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!'"
Cook, Brinkley's daughter with ex-husband Peter Cook has modelling experience. For Alexa the incredible shoot was a chance to experience something new.
Brinkley said she did the shoot to encourage a conversation about ageism.
"In a country that's very ageist, people love to put you in little boxes," she said.
"Women feel very 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 ageing."