Christie Brinkley poses for the SI Swimsuit Issue with daughters
Christie Brinkley is returning to the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at the age of 63. And this time she appears with her two daughters
Christie Brinkley turned 64 on Feb. 2 – but the model insisted she still feels forever young.
“I’m not going to that number I feel old,” the Sports Illustrated cover girl told Closer Weekly on Thursday. “… The best part of my age is not really care of what other people think.”
Brinkley added, “An attitude of gratitude is the first thing people see when you walk in the door. [In addition], there is so much to be grateful about, and it’s so nice to be happy!”
However, Brinkley was not always so sure about aging in the public eye. Brinkley told the magazine that she initially had mixed feelings about a parent when they first heard of The Beatles ‘ 1967 hit “When I’m Sixty-Four.”
My Mother always used to say this, and I think it bears repeating …thank you @lisaschiftgreen for this fragment ⏰ #timeflies #livelife #love #grateful
“That number, birthday, has always seemed old to me because of that song,” she admitted.
Still, Brinkley said her last birthday celebration encouraged the American model to continue to pursue her dreams.
“I would like to go back to New York, so I got myself an apartment,” she said. “Do not hesitate. Just get out there and go! That’s what I’m doing.”
The mother of three children, who were never shy about her age, earlier told Fox News in 2015 she has a no-nonsense approach to fitness and skin care for the maintenance of her appearance.
“I encourage people to keep your training fun,” said Brinkley. “Currently I am doing a lot of cycling. I love the Soul Cycle [spinning classes], and it is just so fun. You do not always need an expensive gym membership. The most important thing is to keep moving, and to make it fun, and have variety – is the spice of life.”
Brinkley also explained it is just as important to pay attention to the daily eating habits.
“I was a vegetarian when I was 13 years old,” she said. “I think, hey, if they’re shooting a cow full of growth hormones to the speed of its development, to get it from the birth to the slaughterhouse faster, what it does for you, you know that?”
Brinkley’s daughter Alexa Ray Joel, whose father is Brinkley’s ex-husband Billy Joel, also told Fox News that same year, her mother has a big influence in her upbringing.
“I’ve learned almost everything from mother,” said the 32-year-old. “She taught me a lot about taking care of yourself – the care of the skin, great make-up tricks. She is very good in bringing that effortless style and appearance.”