Christie Brinkley graces SI cover with two daughters

Swimsuit model, Christie Brinkley, appeared on the latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover.
By David Sims | Feb 07, 2017
Swimsuit model, Christie Brinkley, appeared on the latestSportsIllustrated swimsuit edition cover.

Brinkley shot to prominence in the late 70's and 80's when she originally appeared on three straight covers of the popular magazine special edition. On Monday, three decades after her original appearance on the covers, Brinkley again graced the cover of the 2017 edition. Joining Brinkley were her two daughters, Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook. Both Joel and Cook took to social media to talk about their personal body journeys and growing up with a supermodel mom.

"Let's STOP degrading and START celebrating ourselves and others, from both the inside AND out.There's far too much degradation, competition, insecurity, and unhealthy standards associated with women and their bodies- particularly on social-media We are all perfect, just as we are. Please know that. Thank you@si_swimsuitfor showcasing all heights, shapes, and sizes. For within our distinctions, our quirks, and our self-perceived flaws," wrote Joel.

"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 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 beautifulAs a growing young woman SI showed me all bodies are different and all bodies are worthy of celebrating," wrote Cook.

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