Christie Brinkley’s daughter Sailor taps into her ‘sexy side’ with new photo shoot

Sailor Brinkley is the NY Post pinup-themed photo shoot.

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Sailor Brinkley-Cook the following in her supermodel mother Christie Brinkley’s footsteps, but she is set on creating her own identity.

“There is the pressure that comes with comparison with my mother, but I never really brought [it] on myself that I had of her . . . That is not possible,” Seaman, 19, said at her Post photo shoot. “She has a career of 50 years. I’m not even 20 years old yet. I am just trying to live my life and what type of indent in the world.”

And she really is branching out on her own. After posing with her mother and sister, Alexa Ray Joel (whose father is singer Billy Joel), for 2017 the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, a Sailor will have her first solo spread when the 2018 edition hits stands in February.

“I just fell into modeling,” she admits. “People would say, ‘You look like your mother, Why are you not [modeling]?’ In the beginning I was very nervous because I never [knew if I would be] a really sexy side, but it was really fun, very liberating. I felt very empowered.”

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One of its earliest believers, SI editor MJ Day.

“[She] was like, ‘We literally had your picture in the office for three years counting down to your 18th birthday,” Sailor said.

Then she felt a little anxious at the shoot in Aruba this past October, a Sailor turned to her mother for advice.

They just told me to have fun and, ” It is a two-day shoot, and you’re going to look back on the third day, and wish you [not] so nervous.’ I look up to my mother so much,” she said of the support Brinkley, who appeared on a record of three consecutive covers in 1979, 1980 and 1981.

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But Seaman, who is “so one” is not only a bikini babe. Now her big shoot is behind her school is a top priority. She is a second year student at the Parsons, taking classes six days a week and pursuing a degree in her first love: photography.

Ideally, a Sailor would like a career where she works both for the camera as a model and also shoots fashion campaigns as a photographer.

“With school, I know that the figures that I get the degree I’m getting, it’s all on me, so that is just what I need — to prove to myself that what I get for myself in this life is the result of my hard work,” she said. “Celebrity children will get a lot of s – t because we are told immediately that everything we get is because our parents.”

Not that the attention that she and brother Jack, now 22 and an aspiring theatre director, will receive as a result of her family is always been great. Their parents, Brinkley and architect Peter Cook, went through an ugly divorce in 2008, with shocking revelations leaking out, including Cook cheated with a teenager.

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Earlier this year, a Sailor — who grew up in the Hamptons, and now lives in the West Village called in an Instagram post the therapy she attended as a child: “There was this little after-school counseling session for children with separated parents that the school put me in the so-called ‘banana splits.’ Basically all we did was make banana splits and talk about how we have 2 christmas’ (sic) and that was a plus.”

These days, she still has a separate christmas with her father and mother, which they described to The Post as “badly separated” — although they have not yet figured out this year’s plans.

“I have so many different lives, so many things to do,” she said. “If I want to go to Peru, maybe my dad will go with me, if my mother did not.

“You must have a positive attitude about divorce,” she added. “There is nothing I could have done to change it. I completely understand why they would not want to be together. C’est la vie!”

This article originally appeared in The New York Post.

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