When a supermodel as gorgeous as Christie Brinkley shares her tips to looking as fabulous at 61-years-old as she does, we all listen. Which is why I've studied her recent interview with The Cut where Christie Brinkley spills her beauty secrets, health tips and general reasons for looking amazeballs. The best part? There's no crash diet in sight. Brinkley, we bow down.
Honestly, I couldn't think of a better inside beauty source. Brinkley was discovered as a model in Paris in the early '70s and went on to be the only model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated three times — in a row. Since then, she's walked thousands of runways, launched a skin care line, starred on Broadway and is now writing a book on health and wellness. How's that for successful?
Because there's much to learn from the senior supermodel, I decided to round up the best bits of Brinkley-wisdom from her interview. So bust out your notebook and night creams because Brinkley is about to take y'all to beauty school.
1. Above all, be grateful
2. Identifying as a "Flexible Vegan" is a thing
"I call myself a flexible vegan because, you know, Italy exists. Mozzarella and pasta exist." And thank God above they do, Brinkley.
3. Inspiration is in the coffee
4. You don't have to be skinny to be a model
5. Life doesn't end at 30
"Back when I first starting modeling, people said that you would be over by the time you’re 30. I took that as Well yeah, but I’ll have moved on to other things, so that’s fine. Little did I know that I would actually love it so much and have such a good time and that opportunities would continue to present themselves."
6. Numbers are not necessary
7. Ditch the diets
"I tried some pretty weird diets in the beginning. I did everything from juice fasting to eating one kind of food at a time, to eating a grapefruit first before everything. The only thing that really lasts is a well-balanced diet." Preach, Brinkley!
I mean, if she told me her secret to looking that sexy at 61 is eating two tablespoons of horse shit every night before bed, I'd probably do it. But practicing gratitude and eating cheese? That I can do, no problem.