Forty and fabulous? Try Sixty and stunning!
That’s right— supermodel Christie Brinkley is turning the big 6-0 on February 2, and to celebrate, she’s flaunting her incredible figure on the cover of this week’s People magazine. Dressed in a bright turquoise swimsuit, the former Sports Illustrated cover girl proves that she’s still as sexy as ever and then some!
“I’m actually excited about turning 60,” Christie tells People. “I feel on top of my game.”
As she should! The hard-working mother of three admits she works hard for her phenomenal figure, and credits her mostly vegetarian diet and active lifestyle for her sexy curves. ”"I love hanging out in health food stores,” says Christie, who’s been a vegetarian since she was 13. ”Some people are gourmands who love a fish smothered in cream. That doesn’t appeal to me. I treat every day like I’m eating to fuel my body.”
As for her workout secrets, the blonde bombshell says she makes it a point to stay active, whether that means spinning at SoulCycle, lifting weights, practicing yoga, or even “[doing] leg lifts when brushing my teeth.” Her focus however, is about embracing her age rather than fighting it, and “accentuating the positive.”
“The word ‘involved’ has a lot to do with feeling young,” she says. “I would be remiss when talking about beauty secrets to not say that one of the best is to care about the world around you. That’s what really matters. Even when I’ll be sitting here with gray hair and Georgia O’Keeffe wrinkles, people are going to say, ‘There is just something youthful about her.’”
There sure is— this cover proves it! For more about Christie’s diet and fitness regimen, pick up this week’s issue of People magazine, on newsstands now! Also, be sure to catch up with the cover girl and all of Sports Illustrated’s most popular swimsuit cover girls on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful on NBC, Monday, Feb. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.