Christie Brinkley’s daughters are probably praying they have inherited their mother’s good genes as they posed alongside her for the Sports Illustratedswimsuit issue.
Donning a fishnet style swimsuit, Christie, who is 63, showed off her amazing figure and youthful genes as she was photographed with daughters Alexa Ray Joel and 18-year-old Sailor Brinkley Cook.
Alexa, whose dad is singer Billy Joel, looked stunning in a black two-piece which featured delicate embroidery around the top. The 31-year-old posted a picture to Instagram describing the shoot as “a lesson in learning to let go, take the plunge, and embrace myself from both the inside and out, which is something I struggle with each and every day.”
~'Twas a most humbling and rewarding HONOR to be a part of your February issue! Thank you @si_swimsuit & @mj_day for making me feel so at home. This was a lesson in learning to let go, take the plunge, and embrace myself from both the inside AND out- which is something I struggle with each and every day. My purpose is to now pass along this lesson of unconditional self-love and self-respect to every woman who's willing to listen. Once again, from the bottom of my heart… Thank You.~
Little sister Sailor also revealed on Instagram “I’ve had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. I grew up not loving how I looked and felt held back because of it.”
I've had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. I grew up not loving how I looked and felt held back because of it. I don't know why I always felt that way, sure I had baby fat and definitely went through a plethora of awkward phases, but I had a family that loved me i had friends who made me laugh etc. But for some reason I still looked in the mirror and always somehow found something to pick on. I went from being "too fat" to "too thin" to "too muscular" and I never felt satisfied. My body and I have been through it all. But recently I have been liberated. I am healthy, i treat myself well, and for that i'm happy. I've looked in the mirror and been able to LOVE the things about my body that beauty norms deem 'undesirable'. I now have grown to know that my body is worthy of so many great things. I don't need to be a size 0 to believe in myself. My body carries me each and every day, it loves the people i love, it holds what makes me healthy and strong, it bends it shakes it runs and it CHANGES. That is okay and that is beautiful. I could not be more grateful to the beautiful and strong @mj_day for including me in this years Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue ❤ This is more than a magazine to me and always has been. As a growing young woman SI showed me all bodies are different and all bodies are worthy of celebrating. Thank you thank you @si_swimsuit for celebrating my beautiful mama, my beautiful sister, I, and ALL WOMEN!! How lucky am i?! i think I'm dreaming. thank you!!!!!!! ❤ (Also, thank you @hayleythorpeholla and @v_beast and everyone at @dogpound for changing my life ❤) More to come!!!!!!!!
“I now have grown to know that my body is worthy of so many great things. I don’t need to be a size 0 to believe in myself,” Sailor wrote.
The sister’s even shared some sweet throwbacks of them with their mom to celebrate Christie’s recent birthday.
“Thank you for teaching me to always find the sunshine behind the clouds,” Sailor wrote about Christie. “Thank you for accepting me for who I am … I love you more than you know.”