When I was a little girl I genuinely thought there were no two women more beautiful than Christie Brinkley and Kathy Ireland. I haven’t seen Kathy Ireland lately, but, in case you were wondering, Christie Brinkley is still killing it.
Christie was the queen of Sports Illustrated back in the 80s, and now, at 63, she’s back in their swimsuit issue (with her two super hot daughters), giving me massive insecurity because I’ll never be as hot as a woman who can collect her RRSP.
Christie is featured in this year’s swimsuit issue along side her daughters Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18, and they are honestly like the hottest trio ever. This woman is a goddess and her daughters are mega babes. Alexa’s hair in this pic is like my dream hair. Yes, I realize she probably has a weave in and a professional hairdresser did that, but still!
What’s really cool about this is last year the SI Swimsuit Issue featured 3 different cover girls with three different body types (plus-sized model Ashley Graham, prize fighter and mega athlete Ronda Rousey, and traditional SI covergirl Hailey Clauson), and this year they’re featuring a woman who can technically get a seniors discount every Tuesday at Sears. So, you know, it’s nice that they’re mixing it up rather than constantly using 18-25 year olds all with the same body type.
In honour of Christie’s triumphant return to Sports Illustrated, I decided to dig through the archives and look back at some of her former swimsuit special pics. I can’t exactly call them her glory days because, I mean, come on, look at her! The woman’s entire life has been glory days! She’s an eternal knock out!
Anyway, here are some of my favorite Christie Brinkley in Sport Illustrated pictures I could find. Enjoy! I’d say I hope this improves your Monday, but then I realized it was Tuesday. Oh well!