Christie Brinkley’s youngest daughter, Sailor, 18, predictably works as a model but is also in her freshman year at Parson’s School of Design in New York City. She’s from Christie’s last and fourth marriage, to architect Peter Cook, which ended in a high profile divorce in 2008. Sailor may be an Instamodel and the beneficiary of nepotism, but she seems to have a decent head on her shoulders. Earlier this week she instagtammed a photo of the Victoria’s Secret fashion models with a caption encouraging women watching the fashion show not to compare themselves. She didn’t put anyone down and appreciated the VS ladies while saying that we should love ourselves too, it was nice.
These girls are such beautiful boss hard working strong determined women…. But to all the young girls watching tonight… don’t forget that if your body doesn’t look like theirs it is totally OK. No body type is superior to another. Every body is different and each and every one of those body’s [sic] are beautiful and strong and important and worthy of great things. Don’t freak out if your stomach doesn’t look like theirs. Don’t hate yourself for your thighs. Embrace your body type, work hard, set goals, be healthy and constantly remind yourself that you are good enough! VS is a celebration of women and awesome beauty. And comparison to anyone is never healthy! Don’t turn this fashion show into something negative. ❤️ Congrats to the VS angels on tonights show! I’ve seen how dedicated these girls are and you all really do kick ass on and off the runway. 💪🏽💕 so much respect for you guys and everyone at VS!
Yes this is somewhat bland and overdone but I also appreciate the message, which is very similar to something Orange is The New Black Star Danielle Brooks said last week – love yourself, love your body and keep working on you, for you. So many body positive messages focus on “you’re fine, you’re perfect” but what about “you do you and continue kicking butt”? I like the message of not comparing ourselves to these women – this is their full time job! – but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate their beauty and our own, and know that we each have our own struggles and triumphs which don’t always show in our physical selves. That said, I hope Sailor finishes college and doesn’t become a model, but her Instagram is filled with bikini pics like a lot of young women her age. No judgment, I’m just saying.