Dit was nie die eerste keer vir die model nie, wat die eerste keer die tydskrif in gedek het 1979 en dan 'n rekord opgestel deur die voorblaaie vir die volgende twee jaar te land. Maar hierdie keer, die ster het tweede gedagtes gehad.
Brinkley told the August/September 2022 issue of Long Island Woman that the opportunity “came about suddenly.”
“I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to do it,” the 68-year-old admitted to the outlet. “But I did really want my girls to have that experience so we said OK.”
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The shoot took place at their family home in Turks and Caicos. While Brinkley has led a successful career being in the spotlight, she still faced some insecurities posing once more in bikinis.
“The second you start thinking about being in ‘Sports Illustrated’ you start thinking about, ‘Ag, do we stack up?’” Brinkley explained. “Everybody gets a little insecure. It was kind of interesting for everybody to be together there and sort of address their insecurities and get it out there.”
“My girls have both had different fears having grown up in front of the scrutiny of the press, so I think it was fraught with a little bit of anxiety,” vervolg sy. “But it was cathartic, ek dink. Everybody enjoyed the moment and having that experience together.”
Brinkley noted that having a positive outlook on life has been essential over the years.
“I’ve always been of the school of, ‘You just got to be grateful for whatever you got. You’ve got two arms, two legs, two eyes,’” sy het gese. “It’s silly to stress about anything else. Be grateful. So what if it’s five pounds up, it’s you and it’s all good.”
Deesdae, Brinkley is grateful that the modeling industry has become more inclusive over the years.
“The most beautiful thing about this beauty industry is that its arms are wide open trying to make sure that they embrace and celebrate every size, vorm, ouderdom, ras,” sy het gese. “And that they see themselves and find themselves on the pages and feel good about themselves.”
While it’s been “a great movement,” Brinkley said there’s more work to be done.
“I would still like to see more women my age in magazines because women say to me on my Instagram account all the time, ‘I’m so happy when I see your full outfit. Because sometimes I don’t know what’s OK to wear,'” sy het gese. “And I try and give people the message that, if you feel good in it, then it’s OK.”
Terug in April 2021, Brinkley told Fox News Digital she hoped her latest swimsuit snaps, which often go viral, will inspire other women to celebrate themselves — no matter their age.
“I post these pictures because I hear from women my age all the time that say, ‘Thank you for changing the way people think about the numbers,’” Brinkley said at the time. “In die ou dae, numbers represented something. I remember people thinking that after 30, you should never wear your hair past your shoulders or your hemline needed to hover your knee caps.”
“I’ve always found those rules so limiting,” sy het gese. “Everybody’s different, everybody’s unique. But it’s like telling a gymnast she can’t do flips past a certain age. [object Window]. If you’ve got great legs, show them. If there’s something about yourself that you really love, celebrate that. Don’t be controlled by those numbers.”
Op daardie stadium, Brinkley said she didn’t see herself posing for SI Swimsuit again.
“Hmm, I doubt it,” sy het gese. “ek voel soos, been there, done that. I think when I put on my bathing suit again, I want to also have a snorkel and go diving, see the fish.”