How old do you think is this model? 25, 30 maybe 40? This is Christie Brinkley, she is 61. While her peers think of a pension certificate, she poses in a swimsuit for the covers of popular magazines. The word “retirement” is an empty phrase for Brinkley.
Two years ago, just before her 60th birthday, Christie said in an interview with People magazine that she was delighted by the fact that she would turn 60 because it seemed to her that she was at the peak of her life. If only everyone could have so much energy and self-confidence in her age.
In 1973, American photographer Errol Sawyer saw a beautiful girl in a post office in Paris. It was Christie, who grew up in Errol’s homeland, in the United States, and came to France to finish her education. Sawyer did some staged shots that seemed admirable to John Casablancas, Elite modeling agency owner. Thus, Christie’s dizzying career began.
During these years, Brinkley appeared on the covers of over 500 magazines, including such famous ones as Vogue, Glamour, Rolling Stone, Esquire. In the mid-1980s, Christie signed the longest contract in the history of fashion – for 20 years – with the Cover Girl cosmetics company. In 2005, the contract was renewed, and the union of Brinkley and the brand has been inseparable ever since.
Christie is not only a model now; she is also a writer, illustrator, photographer, fashion designer, and singer. Besides, she is the mother of three children; in spite of pregnancies and childbirths, she has always kept fit. We will not conceal the truth: Brinkley is a frequent guest of cosmetologists; she uses makeup carefully and relies on false hair for her gorgeous hairstyles. But what’s wrong with that, if in spite of all the procedures, you look natural?
Christie Brinkley’s Rules of Life
Do not think about the age
Brinkley constantly tells the reporters that biological age has nothing to do with her inner self. Now, her age is absolutely meaningless numbers for her. She feels that time cannot limit her spirit, energy and her person in general!
If you really want, you can
Christie is a convinced vegetarian. She eats only fruits, vegetables and dairy products from 13 years. According to fans, this is where the secret of her success is hidden. But this does not mean that Brinkley avoids eating delicious foods. She has admitted many times that she is a big fan of pasta, and even eats pasta for dinner. The model has nothing against seafood. She says life is too short not to allow yourself to sometimes eat oysters and drink champagne.
Do not get obsessed with the size of clothes
Christie once said in another interview that her weight fluctuated from time to time. It is not surprising if you recollect her exorbitant love for pasta and other goodies. In her wardrobe, there are jeans of 4 different sizes, but the star is not bothered. There are no women without flaws. The main thing is to choose the right outfit that will hide these flaws.
Sport means youth
What Brinkley is really scrupulous about is sports and physical activity. Classes help her feel young. As soon as she makes her joints work, she knows she is ready to do anything. Once she was the face of the TotalGym exercise machine, and she still says in all interviews that she uses it for her abdomen, legs and arms. In addition, Christie is trying to do up to 100 pushups a day; she has yoga for at least half an hour and often goes for a morning jog.
Brinkley loves extreme sports, and she used to have problems with them. Christie told the reporters she had had a lot of injuries from the things that were out of her control: runaway horses, falling helicopters, overturned boats.
Be dressed according to the status
Despite the beautiful figure, beauty Christie never wears exposing and vulgar clothes. It is not that the model is unhappy with her body. It is just that bikinis somehow fail to match her status. She is the mother of three adult children, after all. When they have a rest alone, Christie can wear a bikini, but on a public beach with kids she ironically puts on conservative bathing suits because she does not want to look like an old woman in a bikini.
Love your children
Despite the meteoric career and human rights activities, Brinkley puts family first. She is a mature mother; she is responsible for her children and herself. She wants to be with them and does everything possible for this.