Christie Brinkley poses in a bikini at 61: thirsty, incredible?

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Christie Brinkley posted the above photo to Instagram yesterday, along with a plug for her book, which was smart. She’s been hustling trying to promote her new beauty book, Timeless Beauty, and this gets her more press than all the random things she’s been saying – that that we should “set our own standards” for beauty despite the fact that she perfectly meets societal standards for attractiveness and that she “tried” Botox in her forehead but won’t ever do it again.

To be fair to Christie, she did cop to more than just Botox, in a piece for The Daily Mail which we didn’t cover (I didn’t see it until commenter Minty pointed it out), Christie writes that she’s also done Botox in her neck, injectable fillers in “super-tiny doses,” laser treatments and “Skin-tightening devices that use radiofrequency waves” which “deliver energy deep into the skin to heat it and stimulate collagen production.” I think she’s talking about devices like the nuface, which I keep eyeing at Amazon and wondering whether it’s worth putting on my wishlist. That’s like the budget version of the pricey treatments Christie uses. So Christie does admit she gets a lot done at the dermatologist, but I question whether those treatments changed the entire shape of her face. She looks great but much different than she used to.

Christie also looks amazing in a bikini that’s for sure. She eats vegan and in a cover profile with People Magazine last year she said that “I treat every day like I’m eating to fuel my body.” She also said that she’ll have a glass of red wine at night, that she likes pasta and tries to balance out her intake with exercise. When she does gain weight, “I just get on the stick and exercise more. The more active I am, the better I feel.” Her fitness routine involves running, spinning, lifting weights and spending “at least 10 minutes a day on my Total Gym machine.” I can’t believe she still does the Total Gym! Remember those infomercials?

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  1. AlmondJoy says:

    Absolutely incredible. And so gorgeous!

    • Boston Green Eyes says:

      Yeah, if you got it, flaunt it! Especially being over 60!

    • qwerty says:

      As someone who only gains and gets cellulite in my lower body while maintaining a tiny waist with no effort, I’m not impressed. Show me your butt and then we’ll talk. I could look like that now or at her age in a huge pareo, the problems start down below….

      • Zwella Ingrid says:

        In my experience, folks either get cellulite or they don’t. She may be one of the lucky ones who doesn’t. I can’t imagine getting cellulite in your rear, and not getting it in your legs as well, but it might be possible. It seems the older I get, the more cellulite shows up in different parts of my body. Gross. Getting older sucks, but she looks amazing. Even if she has had some work done, who cares. She hasn’t overdone it at this point. Whatever she is doing is working so I say more power to her. If I looked that good at her age, I would flaunt it too! Heck if I looked that good at any age, I would flaunt it.

      • NoWayJose says:

        I beat cellulite by doing a lot of running, squats and lunges. I swear by them. I’m 45 and have a very nice booty, ;-) so don’t think it can’t be done. It just takes a lot of hard work. You can do it, mama! :-)

      • FLORC says:

        NoWayJose
        Cellulite isn’t a guaranteed gone by working out. Some very thin, very fit people will always have it. Even olympians.

    • V4Real says:

      How about incredibly thirsty.

    • Liz says:

      She looks amazing.

    • Lilo says:

      She looks better at 61 than me at 33. Le sigh

    • Carol says:

      She looks amazing! And who cares if she’s thirsty. I like that she talks about all the facial treatments she gets and eating healthy. I am sure that makes a great deal of difference. And also genetics plays a role. She kind won the lottery on that one.

    • Palar says:

      She looks great, but still looks 60 plus, just a great 60 plus.

  2. Esmom says:

    Yes she looks great in a bikini but her desperation to cling to her youth isn’t attractive.

    • zimmer says:

      Wearing a bikini at pretty much any age is normal where I live so I don’t consider that clinging to your youth. Sometimes it’s not about what others want to see you in, but what you’re happy in. However, if others look at you with disapproval or say things and you can’t handle it with grace, you are asking for trouble.

      • Bridget says:

        I don’t think it’s at all about the fact that she’s wearing a bikini, so much as the fact that she’s showing herself in a bikini in what feels like an attempt to show that she’s still young and viable. It’s not the bathing suit itself.

      • Isabelle says:

        One of the things I loved about Europe was seeing older people in bikinis. Just having fun and relaxing. We have sexualized everything including women having to look good and being a certain age before they can even put one on.

      • Esmom says:

        Actually I was referring to her plastic surgeries and other procedures as signs of her desperation and should have clarified. The bikini doesn’t bother me, as I said I think she looks great.

      • DrM says:

        No. People aren’t responsible for ”handling” other people’s rudeness ”with grace.”
        People should be able to wear what they like, have work done if they choose to do so, or not as the case may be without having to put with other people’s crap. Grace my a**. If you don’t like what someone’s says feel free to tell them to F**k off loudly and clearly.

    • Jen says:

      I dunno…. She spent her youth being objectified. She made her fame and fortune being young and pretty. Why should she put it away now? She’s stayed in shape and she’s still beautiful

      • kate says:

        +1

        Good for her. She looks great.

      • Pandy says:

        I don’t see thirsty – I see aspirational. She’s obviously not sitting on her butt eating doritos – so hell yeah – flaunt it!!! She’s worked for it.

        I do a lot of the same treatments she does with lasers and glycolic peels. I also use a bit of botox – not in my neck yet, but that’s coming ha ha. I see no harm at all in hanging on to what I’ve got for as long as I can. I’m not giving up yet.

    • perplexed says:

      I think she’s trying to sell her book more than anything else. She’s in the beauty business so I think she’s doing what her job requires. If she wasn’t selling the book, I wonder if she would have bothered with a bikini photo.

      Kate Hudson is younger, but since she’s an actress trying to be taken seriously and looking for movie parts and she’s not selling anything (from what I can tell) I find her Instagram bikini photos a little stranger. Since Christie Brinkley is a model still trying to bring the money in, I think her bikini photo makes sense in the context in which it’s been presented.

      • Palar says:

        Kate Hudson is trying to sell her line of active wear. They’re all hustling.

      • deborah says:

        Kate Hudson is selling her Fabletics line, has a lifestyle/beauty book coming out, and is affiliated with some other businesses … I’m thinking I saw a photo of her recently for some new cosmetic venture with some other Hollywood B-list stars. She’s always selling! Her instagram is one big ‘look at me!’ sales pitch. Also, she’s more than 20 years younger than CB, so movie roles are more plentiful for her. And CB cannot act at all, so they’re not so comparable. I think they’re both more similar than different, though CB has always been rumored to be low on the IQ scale. I’d hate being her daughter and seeing this current load of promo shoots.

      • perplexed says:

        ” selling! Her instagram is one big ‘look at me!’ sales pitch. Also, she’s more than 20 years younger than CB, so movie roles are more plentiful for her. And CB cannot act at all, so they’re not so comparable”

        That’s why I find Kate Hudson’s Instagram more…pitiful? She’s a movie star yet she’s showing off her backside while putting a hose on the lawn.

        Christie Brinkley is a (working) model — hence, her posing in a bikini (on a beach) makes more sense to me.

      • SamiHami says:

        Hmmm…I’d say that Hudson has peaked already, career wise. She’s sorta cute but she really is not a very good actress IMO. She’s definitely a B-lister, so I guess she feels she has to hustle her “lifestyle” stuff. I’m not a fan, so I doubt that I’ll have any interest in her products.

        I’ll read Christie’s book, though (from the library, so not paying for it). She looks fantastic regardless of what she has done to get there so I’ll be interested to see if there are any tips that make sense for me to try. I read Raquel Welch’s book a few years ago and found her to be much more down to earth than I expected. I was also really surprised that she said she uses regular old Oil of Olay as a moisturizer and has for years, and that she thinks all the expensive brands are way overpriced!

    • JudyK says:

      @Esmom: You hit the nail on the head. I find her silliness damned Unattractive.

    • SamiHami says:

      I’m 51 and have never had a bikini body. I’ve lot a lot of weight (and will lose some more) and fully intend to rock a bikini next summer. I don’t care if anyone thinks I’m try-hard, silly or “too old.” I’m gonna do it. (A normal bikini, that is. No butt floss, no too-small top that will have my boobs falling out of the bottom of it)

  3. Crumpet says:

    You can tell she works very hard for that body, and she looks great. I wish I could get my aging butt to the gym and get MY muscle mass back. I carry my gym bag around in my car, but so far that’s as far as I have gotten.

    • mp says:

      I feel like strategic covering, photoshop, and money help almost anyone look that good. I bet you look great!

      Also, I tend to think that skinny doesn’t always equal healthy, especially as you get up there in age. My 60- yo aunt has a figure like Brinkley – slightly botoxed face, and she bikes and runs a TON so she can have low body fat, but she has osteopenia/osteoporosis in her spine and femur (doctor said extra weight actually helps with bone density post-menopause), and she is addicted to constipation supplements. I think looking 30 at 60 isn’t always the best life plan…

      Seeing my aunt and Brinkley, I want to age gracefully, not appear forever young.

      • Crumpet says:

        mp, thank you, you are sweet.

        I am surprised your aunt has osteo when she does running – a very good weight bearing exercise. Perhaps her diet was lacking? And you’re right about body fat – it produces hormones that are important for a woman’s health, so it’s important not to go too low. The healthy amount does vary from woman to woman, but it sounds like your aunt has gone too far.

  4. Bridget says:

    “Please tell me I still look beautiful. I still look young, right? RIGHT?”

    • hmmm says:

      Nailed it.

    • Kitten says:

      Ha ha…yes there is definitely some of that. I still have empathy for women like her. It must suck to have your whole sense of self entirely tied into your appearance.

      • qwerty says:

        This is exactly what it is. In her mind, the moment she stops being the hottest woman in the room she might as well cease to exist. You can see the trying even whn she’s posing next to her daughter.

      • Bridget says:

        I’ll admit that I don’t have a ton of patience for Brinkley, who at 61 appears to have steadfastly avoided to become a person of any substance at all. I agree with Qwerty about how she poses with her daughters.

      • Pandy says:

        I don’t think it’s fair to say it’s her whole sense of self. And what’s wrong with trying to stay as fresh and gorgeous as you can? Nobody thinks she’s 30 but she looks nothing like the average 60 y o who “maybe” stopped caring/trying and is just settling for anonymous frump. I don’t know your ages, but at 53, unless I walk into a room of my peers, I’m invisible to people younger than 40. That stings. So yeah, I’m fighting it. For my own vanity – and what’s wrong with that? I’ll wear my bikini on the beach and wave to you in your sweatpants lol.

      • Bridget says:

        @pandy: Uh, what? I don’t think you’re even having the same conversation we are.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @Pandy
        That’s pretty sad. You feel invisible to people under 40? Of course you are. And people who were 53 were invisible to you when you were under 40. Welcome to life. Why on earth do you care? You’re getting older, and you will continue to do so unless you die. You will have less and less in common with young people. I suggest you develop interests in something besides your looks, or you’re going to be one sad old lady in a bikini.

    • Shelby says:

      ^^This

    • antipodean says:

      Absolutely, Bridget. She has built her life around being the blonde, pretty, bleach blond, why would she stop now. It makes me sad that it is obviously still a large part of her self worth, but I guess if it works for her, good luck to her. Whatever it is she does to maintain the facade, there is no hiding the aging radial, ulnal, and claw areas. Sleeves are a must.

      • perplexed says:

        ” It makes me sad that it is obviously still a large part of her self worth,…”

        I think it might be simply because she’s made so much money off of it. I think the focus on her beauty and having very little personality would be a little weird if she weren’t a model, but since being a model is her whole way of doing business I think it makes sense that her self-worth might be derived from where she gets her profits from. I think profits probably influence her approach to her beauty and keeping up the motivation to look good. Take away the money and I wonder if the motivation would be as strong.

      • qwerty says:

        She’s got more money than BILLIONS of people in this world. She could drop it all any day and be just fine (more than fine actually) for the rest of her life. I’d say she’s in it for the attention and positive reinforcement much more than for the money.

      • perplexed says:

        Maybe she wants some positive reinforcement too (like I assume all models grow to expect regarding their looks), but she’s been a model her whole life — I wouldn’t really expect her now to suddenly develop an interest in something else. Cindy Crawford supposedly was going to be a chemical engineer before she started modelling, and it doesn’t seem she wants to quit to do something else either even though she has more money than most people do and allegedly has a brain of some kind. This is the life they know and it looks fairly comfortable so they just keep going with it, it seems.

      • Bridget says:

        I’m guessing we’re seeing the aftermath of that ugly divorce. I mean, I get it – former swimsuit model decides to break into lifestyle, looking for a new direction after a big change in her personal life. But come on. The woman has had extensive work done over the years (she looks fantastic, but not in a “Fantastic for 61″ kind of way do much as “you’ve had excellent work done” like a Demi Moore) and she’s selling a book about looking great as you age and not even admitting what’s keeping her looking great.

    • Doodle says:

      The knees don’t lie.

    • Hawaiisun says:

      Says just about everyone on FB with their constant photoshopped selfies too.

  5. lassie says:

    Are…are those her real teeth, or is that a weird Snapchat filter?

  6. mimif says:

    Is there a way to do upper blepheroplasty without making you look so “done”? It’s like the tell-tale giveaway.

    • qwerty says:

      She doesnt look like Cindy or Caitlyn or Janice D. (who were probably don by the same person) so it could be worse.

    • islandwalker says:

      I really wish I hadn’t googled that. Yuck, not having someone cut into my eyelids even though they are a bit saggy.

      • mimif says:

        My 73-year old neighbor just had it done for corrective purposes and the recovery was so quick! Like 2 days and then a few weeks of bruising. She looks great, but I think because she’s so much older it works more on her face, if that makes sense.

      • qwerty says:

        For some people, saggy eyelids cause problems with their vision so it feels and looks better afterwards actually. But in case of celebs, it’s more like “I”m 51 and there is a tiny bit of loose skin over my eyes that looks different that when I was 22, remove it along with an additional inch of my upper eyelid cause it’s gonna make me look even younger for sure, right doc??” …. aaand that’s how you end up with eyes like JaniceDickinson, or Cindy.

      • islandwalker says:

        It wasn’t a critism folks, just said I would rather not have it done. Didn’t say a thing about people who need it for their vision.

    • Betsy says:

      Choose a less aggressive lift. I had my one saggy eye done so I could see again; it doesn’t look “done” at all, but my ophthalmologist wasn’t aggressive and I was 30ish when it was done. My eyes are so small and deep set I imagine that I will have to have them both done later so I can see.

    • sienna says:

      Yes, my mom had it done in her mid 40′s and it just opened her eyes up. She never looked “done”. That was the only work she had done until her 60′s and now she does CO2 and botox. She is late 60′s and looks 10 years younger and is happy with that.

      Christie looks great but it must be exhausting to still be chasing such a young beauty standard.

    • zoe says:

      Yes, there is. My mom had it done and talked extensively to the doctor beforehand about what results she wanted, that she didn’t want to look “done” or like she’d seen a ghost. She looks great.

    • Jib says:

      For a while, I saw her on some informercial, and she didn’t look like herself AT ALL. She does look better now. I have drooping eyelids and may need to do that surgery for vision, and after seeing how she looked, it made me say, I don’t think so!!!

  7. Pamspam says:

    It’s both. And that’s totally ok. :)

  8. EN says:

    She looks great but there is something unattractive in clinging so desperately to youth.
    It seems like she has nothing else in life, other than her looks.

  9. What's inside says:

    Yeah, I officially hate her (she looks awesome), but I really wish when I listen to her shtick that it would not seem so vacuous and narcissistic. This gal ranks right up there with Halle for making bad choices in men.

  10. JA says:

    WOW 😲 ok gained a few pounds in the last couple months and was dreading having to shed em but if a 61 yr old can stay in shape…I have no excuse!!! Gym bound!!!

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Don’t let her make you feel bad! She has all day to work on her body (since that’s all she’s known for, apparently) and has access to the best trainers and equipment money can buy. Plus she has tons of money to get clothes that fit her perfectly. The rest of us plebs have to fit that stuff around our jobs, families, and other commitments haha!

      (Not dumping on you, BTW, it’s just disappointing when I see other people trying to emulate celebrities who are filled with plastic surgery and have a pile of cash to create the illusion of perfection).

  11. Jacq says:

    She looks amazing, but her hands Give her away

  12. Lama Bean says:

    Incredible and thirsty are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

  13. Nancy says:

    She might be thirsty, but fill her cup. I remember her doing those infomercials on the ab machines. Obviously they worked. Some women devote their lives to their looks, and if this is the case with her, she’s done something right. But, for our youth oriented society, people will always say she looks great for being 60. Put a similar body next to hers who is 24 and who do you think will get the attention.

  14. Jayna says:

    Shaded photo on purpose, sucking in her tummy for dear life.

    I have no doubt she looks good, but when these celebs post photos where they have filtered and shaded in the photo and then posed at an angle with a wrap around them, what am I supposed to say? Of course she looks good.

    Give me a candid, nonposed photo any day and then ask me about how they look, like the great Helen Mirren when caught out on vacation in bathing suits unaware, no control over photos, and in bright sunlight, having a great time, not a carefully posed and shaded photo of probably many taken and then that one released like Christy that shows her just right.

  15. Mrs. Darcy says:

    She looks great and not too surgically enhanced, if she wants to wear a bikini more power to her, she looks fab. But the 80′s hair is a problem. Not saying she needs to cut it, but the bright blonde, big hair is dated looking and a tiny bit ageing (way less ageing than it would be on most women her age or even ten years younger). Just a few low lights and taking the blonde down a shade cooler would look classier, that’s all. And less with the Prell ad curls.

  16. frivolity says:

    The worth of a woman =(

  17. celine says:

    I don’t understand how we as women, are so quick to put down another woman for being comfortable with her body. We all know she’s had surgery, but she’s still a beautiful woman and sexy as hell. Society tells us that women after a certain age should cover up and not celebrate our sexuality. Women are harsher critics of other women who are obviously confident with the way they look. Just because you take care of yourself doesn’t mean you want to cling to youth. Are we supposed to just give up and be put to pasture after 50? What’s wrong with wearing whatever the heck you want if it makes you feel beautiful? Who are we to judge? I certainly don’t know any 61 year old who looks half as good as Christie does. Flaunt it, girl you look fabulous!

    • Natalie says:

      +1

      I totally agree.

    • EN says:

      I personally wish women stop paying so much attention to how they look and be more about who they are.
      This is what I am criticizing – the endless attention given to the looks and clothes, instead of substance.
      Does Brinkley have anything else going for her other than looking 30 when she is in her 60s?

      I think she doesn’t deserve our attention at all , she is a nobody.

      • Jib says:

        Thank you. 1000 likes. Why do we measure our worth by our looks, or the firmness of our skin, or our wrinkles?? How about our character, or our accomplishments or kindnesses?? Oh, no!!! Look at my ass!! That’s what important about being a woman.

    • kate says:

      @celine Well said

    • Pandy says:

      Applause.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      To say that someone you dont’ know is a “nobody” seems bitter and harsh. You don’t know her and you don’t know that all she cares about is looks. She is also a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a business woman, and more so it’s not only not fair to label her a nobody but it isn’t accurate.

      I don’t think anybody here thinks we should only pay attention to our looks or that our looks are more important than our inner selves. But there is nothing wrong with still having some pride and care re our looks. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. I care about my looks and I do not plan on letting myself go as I get older. That has nothing to do with my “substance”. It is a “besides” rather than an” instead of” and of course it’s secondary to what kind of person I am but it’s still part of who I am.

      • EN says:

        > To say that someone you dont’ know is a “nobody” seems bitter and harsh

        “Nobody” in a generic sense. Like I am. I am a person, but publicly I am a nobody, not recognized for anything special. Neither should she.
        I could’ve used another word like “civilian”, “average”, “regular” etc.

        I am against objectifying anyone and worshipping them just for their looks.
        What are her real accomplishments that make her worthy of a celebrity status?

      • JenniferJustice says:

        You’re welcome to your opinion but I don’t see her as a nobody. She has valid celebrity status because she’s been a successful model for decades and we all grew up seeing her on TV and in mags. She’s definitely more of a somebody than you or I and she objectifies herself – we do not objectify her. Neither is she worshipped. She gets photographed and posts alot of pictures of herself that get some attention and get people talking about aging. Just because I find her comfort level with her age and body inspiring does not mean I or anybody else worships her.

      • Jib says:

        @jenniferjustice, I disagree that she has value because she is a celebrity. Our celebrity worshipping society is so damaging to young girls, and even women my age, 54. I have been a teacher for 25 years, but because she is a model, she is more of a somebody than I am?? No. I don’t think so at all.

      • wolfie says:

        My body is not an “it”for others – it carries me from here to there. I’ve always taken care of myself, yet, at 60, I wonder what’s going to be happening during the next 20 years, while my body dies; and what are the treasures that I will leave behind; and how lovingly my body will embrace the earth that will be my shroud. My body is mine, my life has been my own, and I’m sure that my death belongs to me as well. My body has been my best friend – it is me.

        It will never be about accomplishment or any other value.

    • Cath says:

      @Celine, Hear, hear!

    • DrM says:

      This! ^ and for women who don’t want to do this then not worrying about looks etc is just fine too. Girl looks faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab.

  18. tracking says:

    Oh please, she’s had a face lift for sure. I remember a few years ago pics were circulating and it was so clear. She looks great, but has had plenty of work. If she feels good about herself, that’s wonderful. I find her “look at ME” schtick annoying, but if she’s happy…

  19. Natalie says:

    I don’t get the criticism. She looks good. Now, if she’s doing this because she thinks her self worth lies in solely in her appearance, then that’s no good, but if this is just gravy -she likes herself, feels comfortable in her skin and also enjoys putting in the effort to look pretty great, that’s what’s the problem? Are 60 somethings not supposed to want to look attractive? We need to get away from this damaging belief that beauty is tied up in youth.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Love this and agree wholeheartedly. I don’t think it’s thirsty so much as marketing. She’s put out a book on beauty and aging and she’s the product, so of course she’s going to put herself out there as an example – not necessarily a fair example because she has the money and connections to tweak herself, but she still works hard to maintain her shape and it’s not all fillers and surgery. She’s also a great genetic cocktail. Considering how many others have aged so badly, quickly, harsh, etc. I find her and others who’ve maintained some attractiveness to be inspiring.

    • Jib says:

      We also need to get away from this damaging belief that our self worth is due to our appearance. Many unattractive women add much more value to our society than this very attractive, very vacuous woman.

      • april says:

        I find Raquel Welch and Suzanne Somers much more honest and inspiring regarding their aging. Raquel is Latino which is mostly why she remained youthful for so long. You cannot find a bad photo of Raquel. Suzanne was open about using bioidentical hormones and human growth hormone. Christie acts flighty and tries to hide the truth. I watched her on all of the talk shows and she avoided any plastic surgery type questions.

      • Natalie says:

        I agree that our self worth should not come from aspiring to be conventionally pretty but I do think ot’s okay find enjoyment and gratification in our appearance. That shouldn’t be something just allowed for young people. Liking what you see in the mirro, whether it’s conventional attractiveness or not, is life-affirming.

        But I was careful to include in my first post that a person’s self-worth shouldn’t be dependent on their look. And I don’t think Christie being a model means we should automatically assume that’s what she’s doing. As Perplexed pointed out, she has a book coming out. Her looks are her very lucrative brand. It’s probably marketing.

  20. vava says:

    I don’t think she looks awesome at all. The Joker (Jack Nicholson’s version) comes to mind for me. Between all her dermatologic tweeks and photoshop, Christy Brinkley is no longer real.

  21. Yeses says:

    The thirst is strong in this one…but to be totally honest, if that’s how I looked at 61, I’d be parading around in a bikini too.

  22. NoWayJose says:

    Awww…she’s been messing with her face. She didn’t need to do that, now she’ll never stop. :-(

  23. Dena says:

    She’s always come off as thirsty and grasping to me even when she was younger. Something about her has always seemed off to me.

  24. Jaded says:

    When you’ve spent your entire life going “Gee whiz, wow, look at me!!! I won the genetic lottery folks!!!” it’s pretty hard to stop. She’ll be doing it at 80. She gets on my last nerve too.

    • perplexed says:

      Her face might have been the result of the genetic lottery, but I think it takes a lot of work to maintain the body.

      • Aurelia says:

        Christie has scandanavian genes. I saw in a modelling book ages ago a photo of her mother. She looked amazing for her age as well. Yes I’m sure she has had work done but Christie defo has good genes. Some ethnicities just age better than others. Scandies have that thick skin. Similar to the thick peaches and cream its called, english complexion. Its through the same nordic genes.

  25. Dawn says:

    Christie is doing that model suck it in and smile at the same time thing. I think she looks incredible for her age and should not be sucking it in. She has led a very charmed life in some respects and yet could never find a guy who could keep her happy or should I say she could keep happy. But yes, good for her for looking good. And that look has kept her wealthy for all these years as well.

  26. Betsy says:

    She looks great, and i know there’s a school of thought that says to wear absolutely the skimpiest thing you can get away with, but I have begun to think that we don’t have to cling to styles and sizes and behaviors we had in our twenties. Why is this the way the Boomers and older Gen Xers are choosing to age? It’s practically guaranteed that only a small slice of people, working their buns off, could achieve a sliver of their youthful appearance and it’s such a limited, grasping way of aging, as if you’re only good at aging if you’re fighting it tooth and nail. While I hope I look decent in my 60s and will work toward that, I want to experience personal growth between now and then and hopefully not have the same body hangups as I do now! (Cough, cough, Madonna)

    And for clarification: any woman who feels comfortable and chooses to wear a bikini in her twilight years? Good on you.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      +1

      She wants to wear it, go for it. Same goes for every other woman everywhere. But do it for YOU, not anyone else.

      My only concern is that it feeds into the idea that only young or young-looking “pretty” women are worth anyone’s attention. My mom said something that’s stuck with me when she turned 60 or so: “You become invisible.”

      While I can appreciate that Christie Brinkley is ageing very slowly (even non-celebs can defy logic and look well younger than their years), it also seems that it’s a desperate attempt to stay relevant. That’s the bothersome part.

      • Betsy says:

        I’m not at all saying that only young or classically beautiful women are deserving of attention; I’m saying that chasing youth and classical beauty should not have to be the focus of women of a certain age. Becaue for 99.8% of women, after a point that isn’t going to be achievable without needles, canulae, lasers and scalpels, a statistic I just made up but that I feel is correct. Name a single “youthful” actress who has not done something medical to look younger. It’s ridiculous that this is a standard we accept and applaud, even!

  27. minx says:

    She looks great, she’s worked at it. My objection (as long as we’re dissecting her) is her hair–the mounds of extensions. That ages her. Get a nice clean collar-length cut.

    • word says:

      Yeah she has worked at it, but honestly what else is there for her to do? She doesn’t do much and hasn’t done much in a very long time. She literally has all the time in the world to devote to her body and looks. It’s not like she works in a factory doing 12 hour midnight shits and still is able to look like that.

    • stinky says:

      Agree!
      When will the fake HAIR thing go away.
      Its a choice – but must it now be the norm!??
      God forbid we just be as we are.
      ffs.

  28. robynsing says:

    She’s always been adorable to look at. Blessed with great genetics and the money and determination to maintain it. Her prerogative.

  29. JenniferJustice says:

    I suppose we could consider this thirsty, but I actually like seeing older women who are still in good shape and not succumbing to the old lady short curly hair sitting in a rocker knitting mittens. I feel inspired by the likes of Brinkley and Cindy Crawford. No, they dont’ look like they did 20-30 years ago, but they look great for their age and even though I know they’ve had some work done or fillers, etc. they’re still in great shape and it’s not all from surgery or fillers.

    I plan to keep my long hair and still get in bathing suits until I die.

    • wolfie says:

      It’s not that hard – diet and exercise, everyday. Help yourself to feeling healthy and strong, and beautiful being.

  30. perplexed says:

    The photo doesn’t look gratuitous or anything so I think the pic looks fine.

    She’s one of the most boring women on the planet personality-wise, but that pic doesn’t look trashy. I was expecting something embarrassing.

  31. shewolf says:

    So someone wearing a bikini at 60 is “clinging to their youth.” Hahahaha. Go to Europe. You’ll see 80 year old great grandma’s topless at the beach. And guess what? No one cares. Should we just wrap them in a burka and shove them in an old age home?

  32. KittenFarts says:

    Sorry but she looks great! Good for her! She looks better most people half her age! I don’t understand how people can put others down after they have worked hard to accomplish something. Even if it’s physical! You can’t expect her to know any other life after modeling for all these years….

  33. perplexed says:

    Seems like she actually was at the beach, and took a snap (to help promote her beauty book). Well, what else do you wear at the beach? A swimsuit in that context has some common sense behind it.

    This picture makes more sense to me than the one 30 something-year-old Kate Hudson posted of herself watering her lawn in her bikini (wtf).

  34. Doodle says:

    She looks good, and she’s had a lot of help to look that way. What gets me is she’s peddling her book so that women will buy it and think all they have to do is a “tiny” bit of botox, eat right, and exercise to look that fabulous. It’s a lie.

    She’s perpetuating the myth that in order to be viable in your 60′s and beyond, you still have to be a youthful sex kitten. I have friends in their 60′s and 70′s who are youthful, vibrant, and creative which is sexy as hell. They have silver hair and wrinkles, and they are beautiful.

    Christy has the right to do whatever the f*ck she wants with her face, but puhleese, don’t tell me it’s the real deal.

    • EN says:

      > She’s perpetuating the myth that in order to be viable in your 60′s and beyond, you still have to be a youthful sex kitten.

      Thank you. That is exactly why I don’t like what she is doing.

    • dagdag says:

      Being a youthful sexy kitten at 61 is just a sobering as being one at 16.

      • dagdag says:

        I had no idea who Christie Brinkley is and I googled her. Weird. She really has not changed her style in the past 40 years. And no, I do not like her looks, she looks good and her looks says, high physical beauty maintenance. Nothing I like in people.

  35. maggie says:

    I think she looks great. However, I live in a ski resort where most are very active and eat well. The sixty year olds look just as good if not better. I think a life of eating well and being fit is the key to maintaining a youthful appearance. Well, along with a shot of Botox and filler now and again plus taking care of one’s skin. We all have to deal with gravity.

    • Jib says:

      Why do we need Botox and filler to look good when we are older? Why is being fit and happy and passionate about some interest in life not enough?? What is the deal with us?? I think Europeans are much more comfortable aging than Americans are – we want to look young forever! Not me!! The most amazing women I know are older women who have purpose and passion in their lives, not some vacuous interest in looking like they are 30 when they are 60 or 70. I find Brinkley and other women who feel they need to stay young looking to be sad. Haven’t they developed any other interests or way or measuring their self-worth than their looks.

      I have to say, I know a lot of artists, and they really are pretty chill about getting old, so maybe that is the difference. They are more interested in painting or making jewelry, or doing pottery and being creative than the wrinkles on their faces. And hopefully, I will be the same way.

      • fun factor says:

        Christie used to enjoy art and painting when she was young; I recall seeing some of her work and it had a certain charm. One of her projects (I think) was an album cover for Billy Joel when they were together. I wonder if she still does it.

  36. kimbers says:

    I see more of a youthful spirit than a 61yo in a bikini. My mom had the most youthful soul and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Never let ppl who allowed the world to beat them up get ya down!

  37. april says:

    Take away the hair extensions, the plastic surgery and fillers, and she would look like any other 61 year old, and her hands would be matching her face.

  38. Penelope says:

    She looks incredibly good and seems like a nice person as well.

  39. Danskins says:

    Maybe a little thirsty but it’s undeniable that she looks great!

  40. KBeth says:

    I don’t doubt she’s had some “help” to look this good but….good genes & taking care of yourself go a LONG way!

  41. kri says:

    Appreciate you, lady. You look amazing, and what’s even better, you look like you FEEL amazing. Goals for 60, set.

  42. Debutante says:

    She looks great, but make no mistake, that face is STUFFED with fillers. I just saw side by side pix of her from several years ago versus now and she had hollows under her eyes and looked older in the old photo when she was about 25 years younger !
    I also hate how she’s bragging about how her daughter looks just like her, THEN I saw pictures of the daughter ….she has had a nose job. Looked nothing like CB until she got it done, I guess becuz she wanted to pursue modeling like Mommy.

    • taxi says:

      Older daughter Alexa looked very much like dad, Billy Joel, and had extensive plastic surgery as a young adult to change that. Supposedly she was very depressed after a rough break-up & parents bought her a new face.

  43. Liz says:

    Boy that close up of her with the microphone is not attractive because she looks so frozen. Her smile looks so forced that she resembles the Grinch. I looked at the rest of the Getty images and she does look better in some of those. Also, I’m glad she fixed the asymmetry of her eyelids caused by bad work. She has a beautiful body but she looks so tight and the face work is too obvious. One thing she can fix right away is her poofy hair – very dated.

  44. angela says:

    Her age may not show in her face…but it does in her hands

  45. Pondering thoughts says:

    Bunny lines (2nd pic).

    And she has always had these sexy sleepy eyes with heavy upper eyelids. *bedroom eyes*.

    http://www.kcweb.com/super/superg/c_brinkley-picture_2.jpg

    https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/_BT.50vrUDzd3iH7gjqfzQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NDk5O2g9NzUwO2lsPXBsYW5l/https://s.yimg.com/cd/resizer/2.0/FIT_TO_WIDTH-w499/ec47fe8b19a8b03bd8d3925e8cf56d34f08756d1.jpg

    http://cdn1.loxabeauty.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/brinkley.jpg

    Especially here:
    http://www.kcweb.com/super/superg/c_brinkley-picture_3.jpg

    Those don’t age well but now she has no droopy eyelids at all. I suspect she has had eye lid surgery?
    She looks good. Simply a lot younger than her age. Whatever she has had done – I want it, too.

  46. Eden75 says:

    It makes me sad that everyone is so willing to rip her apart and call her thirsty.

    Looking like she does is her JOB. She has spent her entire life working in the modelling industry and no one can expect that she will stop taking care of herself and not looking her best after almost 50 years of doing it. Does that mean she’s all about looks, in her own mind? Possibly. That’s all she’s done her whole life and who here does not take on their job as part of themselves?

    I worked in that industry for a decade. It is brutal and vicious. For the lucky top few it is even worse. Aging is the enemy and to be fought at all costs. It is their job to look their best, no matter what. Once you leave the industry, or are less prominent, that mindset is hard, if not impossible, to change. I refuse to rip on her or any of the other older supermodels (Cindy, Tyra, Elle, etc) for having work done or being able to afford to work out and wear a bikini at 61. Having been there, done that, I know they have earned it. If I could afford to have personal trainers and chefs, damn right I would do my best to look like that at 60 too.

    • april says:

      Women are upset because she’s being dishonest when she says she achieved this by eating healthy, exercise and smiling. No one hates her because she’s beautiful. They dislike her because she’s being dishonest.