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Christie Brinkley’s Daughter Perfectly Captioned Their SI Swimsuit Photo

Sailor had an inspiring message to share.

By: Samantha Sutton

Our first thoughts upon viewing Christie Brinkley, posing with her daughters, in 2017’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue? Whoa. The icon looked as flawless as ever in a sexy cutout swimsuit, and clearly those magical modeling powers have been passed down through genetics. 

But as great as Sailor Brinkley Cook and Alexa Ray Joel look, Sailor added, via Instagram caption, that she battled body issues for most of her life, and only recently developed a positive and accepting attitude. Read her relatable—and totally inspiring—caption ahead, then check out a BTS video straight from the shoot.

 

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!!!!!!!!

A photo posted by Sailor Brinkley Cook (@sailorbrinkleycook) on

 

 

At 63-years-old, Christie Brinkley is BACK in SI Swimsuit ... and this time she's bringing her daughters!

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