Thousands of 20-year-old bikini models are looking into alternate career options this week after 63-year-old Christie Brinkley proved she still has the body to steal their jobs. Christie announced on Instagram that she was asked to pose in the upcoming 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Christie has appeared on the cover three times and posed inside countless times, but this time she’s being joined by her daughters, 31-year-old Alexa Ray Joel and 18-year-old Sailor Brinkley Cook. Sadly, it looks like neither Alexa or Sailor inherited their mom’s miraculous water-walking abilities.
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!
That settles it: Christie Brinkley is Jesus. Sorry Kanye, I know you always thought the second coming was you, but you can’t argue with the facts. Christie Brinkley can turn piss into water, and she can walk on it. Okay, so maybe she had a little help from an apple crate placed under the water by an intern. But she didn’t fall off, which means this is clearly the work of a higher power.
They also filmed a video of their Turks & Caicos shoot.
Christie tells People that when she turned 30, she figured she’d be hanging up her bikinis and retiring from swimsuit modeling. But she decided to do it again for Sports Illustrated at 63 at the encouragement of her daughters. She also says she decided to pose for the swimsuit issue to combat ageism. Okay, but to be fair, she’s not exactly in for a tough battle there. It doesn’t matter what year is printed on her driver’s license; Christie Brinkley could turn 99, and she’ll still look like a sexy modeling robot manufactured by a company called Ageless Androids.