Christie Brinkley makes her return to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at 63

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Caitlin McBride Twitter

 Back where she started.

It’s no secret that Christie Brinkley clearly has access to the fountain of youth, while the rest of us still treat it as myth; but the supermodel mother-of-two showed age really is just a number as she got back into a bikini for the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Brinkley already has four coveted covers to her name from the ’70s to ’80s, but the latest images make her the oldest woman to grace the pages of the annual magazine.

Last year, 56-year-old Nicola Griffin appeared as part of the Swimsuits For All ad which garnered headlines around the world, but she was not actually commissioned as a model.

Paying homage to her heyday as a swimsuit supermodel, she donned a black mesh cut-out swimsuit as she posed with her daughters Alexa Ray (31) and Sailor (19) on the beach.

She excitedly shared the sneak peek on Instagram and thanked the magazine for featuring her in the upcoming issue, the latest in a series of more inclusive photoshoots after plus-size model Ashley Graham became the first model of her size to feature in the magazine since its inception in 1964,

“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,” Brinkley captioned the picture.

“Oh and my kids think I walk on water, so let’s not mention the apple box concealed just under the surface.”

Alexa, whose father is singer Billy Joel, said the show was “a little bit of a reality TV moment”.

“We all have our own style. And Sailor is kind of the young new little, perfect little, sporty little model. My mom is almost, I tease her, that she’s ADD in terms of how much energy she has. She literally can’t stop moving.

“And I’m still new at this and I was just trying to maintain my focus.”

More of this please.

 

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