Christie Brinkley: If I’m lucky, I will be running around with my hard-earned wrinkles

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Christie Brinkley has changed her story several times about whether she’s had botox or work done. When you see her on video it’s clear that she’s pulled taut, I’ll say that, and that her cheeks are very puffy. I’ve done several stories on her varying explanations for what kind of treatments and skincare she gets and rather than recap all that I’ll point you there. Her story changes based on what she’s promoting. She looks great, she just looks worked on and she looks much different than even a decade ago. Anyway Christie mentioned wrinkles in this interview about aging like she totally welcomes them and is not trying to avoid them by any means necessary.

“I honestly have had years in my life where I’d be like, ‘Wait a minute, how old am I again?’” Brinkley exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “I just don’t think about it.”

Fortunately, her ageless face — which stems from good genes, clean living and Ultherapy treatments — doesn’t reveal the years of hard work and personal tribulations she had to endure over the years. Still, she remains humble about her appearance. [Ed note...]

“When I started doing the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue [in 1979], I was very concerned about trying to live up to the image they projected of this hot body in a bathing suit,” the National Lampoon’s Vacation actress explains. “I’m kind of in the same situation with aging. Aging is inevitable. If I’m lucky, I’m going to be running around as an older woman with my hard-earned wrinkles. It’s inevitable.”

[From US Magazine]

I have no problem with women getting whatever they want done to look younger or to change the shape of their faces or bodies. Just don’t make a cottage industry out of looking younger and selling products for that and then act like it’s all minor procedures and you’re really into aging. She makes my job so easy though and I appreciate that. Like all I have to do is point out the things she says and throw up a photo.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    LOL. “into aging.” Sure Jan.

    She def has had work done, and one of the ways that I can always tell is that she looks much better sometimes than other times. Yes that’s a result of makeup etc, but I think it also depends on whether she has just had botox, needs more, etc.

    I don’t blame her for having work done; just admit it – or at least, don’t actively lie about it.

    • Erinn says:

      That’s the thing. I mean – she doesn’t need to bring it up, even. Just say “You know, I feel like I just keep growing more and more comfortable with myself the older I get” or “I hope to live a long, active life – age is just a number”. She doesn’t need to go into the surgery/filler side of things at all.

      I’ve noticed there’s been times where she’s certainly not looked this ‘youthful’ too – I actually hauled up a photo of her the other day because my husband was like “Christie Brinkley… she’s a blonde older lady?” because he couldn’t picture her. And her face definitely wasn’t as full. I mean – I also wouldn’t want to live a life that was so focused on looks – so I don’t really envy her, or begrudge her for getting some botox/fillers… but I just get so sick of celebrities dancing around the obvious answer to whether or not they’ve had work done.

    • Kara says:

      Hard earned wrinkles indeed! They worked hard to get through all the fillers, botox, and facelifts! Well deserved, wrinkles! I applaud you!

    • 90sgirl says:

      her body looks great. She has always been into fitness so that’s part of why she looks great, but , She is still beautiful but sorry Christie’s face is getting that overworked cat eye and plumped cheek filler look.

      She is getting to the almost cross the line look on her face, she should stop right now w the face fillers.

      I thought she was Brandi whats her name?
      All those overworked or overfilled faces start to look so similar , they lose their individual beauty.

  2. Darla says:

    Um, her smile is no longer symmetrical.

    • Kitten says:

      I can’t believe that rich and famous people still deal with botched injections/surgery. You would think with their resources and connections that they’d have access to the BEST surgeon money can buy.
      But here we are: the woman has a damn crooked mouth and it does NOT look good.

      I think one thing with injections is that they look best on people when they don’t smile. Once you smile, your face shifts and a lot of the changes that looked good when you’re doing *serious face* suddenly look bizarre. I mean, that’s if you overdo it. I’m sure subtle injections are undetectable in either scenario.

      But yeah, Christy annoys the hell out of me with her lies. Why lie? It’s so plainly obvious that she doesn’t embrace aging which is absolutely FINE. But there’s no need to lie about it. We’re not stupid FFS.

    • Sparkly says:

      I noticed that right away too. I was wondering whether it was plastic surgery or if maybe she had a stroke.

      • Jen says:

        It’s likely just caused by too much botox in a certain area and it’s causing the mouth to not be able to move properly. If that’s what it is, although it looks scary and abnormal it’s not a big deal. Botox is temporary and the effects wear off within a few months. I think she looks great but it seems she’s gone a little overboard with the cheek filler. I also think while a woman’s body is her own to do what she pleases with, and it’s nobody’s business, that it’s also immoral to lie about the work that you’ve had done. So many women hold themselves to this unrealistic standard and to witness a woman as beautiful as Christie omit the truth – that she’s had quite a bit of help to defy aging in the form of botox and fillers – sets the rest of us up to feel a little crappy about ourselves for aging. It’s dishonest. Just tell the truth! That’s what I’ll never understand. We can all see it for crying out loud.

      • Boodiba says:

        If it’s the top one, I went back & looked and to me it looks like she was about to say something. Still joker-y tho.

    • MariaS says:

      Yes, that’s the first thing I noticed! Her smile was never like that.

  3. RBC says:

    Has she always had that Joker smile?

  4. Shrute’s beet farm says:

    She can’t deny it—she was a paid spokesperson for Xeomin, a preservative-free Botox. She was all over literature in my plastic surgeon’s office and promoted on their Instagram. Also, her filler is beyond obvious.

  5. Hnmmom says:

    She’s 65. The only person I know who looked even close to this good at 65 was my mom, who’d had a full facelift at 63. So, yeah, not buying the no work, Christie.

    • Kitten says:

      I honestly think that a full face lift is probably the better way to go once you hit 60, or even earlier. After 60 injections start to look strange and create that cabbage patch kid look.

      • isabelle says:

        Yep…and now the surgery is a bit less intense than it was years ago. Little cuts and they then tuck it up.

      • GMonkey says:

        absolutely! Full lift in 60s. Maybe address a waddle, and do some laser resurfacing and whatnot before that.

  6. Wilma says:

    To me it doesn’t even look like good work. She’s gone into plastic territory. Whoever treats or treated her should have shown more restraint.

    • smcollins says:

      Agreed. When she first started tweaking it was a lot more subtle, she just looked “freshened up.” But now….if she doesn’t reign it in she’s going to wind up in catface territory. I get it, she’s a model, her looks are her bread & butter but I’ll never understand these naturally beautiful women doing this to themselves. They already have a leg up in the genetics department, I’m sure if they allowed it they would also age beautifully without all the fillers and surgery.

    • Kitten says:

      +2….or +3?

  7. cannibell says:

    “If I’m lucky, I’m going to be running around as an older woman with my hard-earned wrinkles. It’s inevitable.”

    Clearly she’s talking about her clothes.

    • Chrissy says:

      LOL! She just wants the attention. There’s a reason why she’s always in beach pix with her daughters. I doubt it’s only to promote her girls. She’s thirsty!

    • NSSB says:

      She won’t have wrinkles because she overfills her mid-face and botoxes TF out of her forehead. She’s actually disfigured by all that filler. Jesus.

    • BchyYogi says:

      Ha! I thought she meant her dog was named “Wrinkles”! I was like, “where’s that hard earned lil Wrinkles?”

    • boredblond says:

      Hehe..love the line! Nobody cares how much work she’s had done, but the hypocrisy of pretending those lovely natural smile lines that were clear in her late 80s pics have just been ironed out by good genes, oh please.

  8. NotHeidisGirl says:

    Have a seat, Christie!

  9. Jessie says:

    Her whole face is filler to the point that she looks really swollen. She’s not fooling anyone but herself

  10. tmbg says:

    Oh dear, she got Botox around her mouth and/or jawline and it wasn’t done properly. I tried it and ended up crooked too, but at least my doctor promptly fixed it. Who did that number on her face and why hasn’t she gone back to get it corrected??

  11. minx says:

    Oh, come on! We have eyes, we can see.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      That’s what puzzles me. We can SEE her face. Why lie when the truth is injected all over her face for all to see.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I don’t think SHE can see her face,as in you see yourself every day and don’t notice the subtle changes that happen over time.I think she’s been at this for so long she does not realize that although she isn’t old and saggy or wrinkled she looks very full of fillers,and very frozen,and this is as aging as wrinkles,even for much younger people who do this.

  12. Gigi La Moore says:

    She would have to allow herself to get a wrinkle and we know that’s not going to happen.

  13. Gigi La Moore says:

    Judging from how your face looks, your age is the ONLY thing on your mind.

  14. Nev says:

    Stop this.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She’s the next Joker.

  16. Lala11_7 says:

    I grew up in the Christine Brinkley tsunami…

    And when I saw that top picture…I didn’t even know who the HEYLL SHE WAS!!!!

    Tragic…..

  17. Nikki says:

    Contrast her looks with Rene Russo’s, who’s older. Plastic surgery often makes you look weird, not younger. Also, I don’t believe in making people dress a certain way for their age, but she is an awkward example of someone trying SO hard to dress young, not celebrating who she really is.

  18. SJR says:

    Some of these celebs really go over the top to get publicity don’t they?
    Geez, CB is a multi-millionaire many times over, has been famous for decades, has grown children, done paid ads for decades, etc, etc.

    Of course she has had work done…we can see that. And I agree with the above poster that with the level of $$, why the hell they end up with bad work is beyond me.
    And yes, she is close to cat eye look in a few years.

    She is in good health. Be glad for that and stop forever trekking your looks!
    Also, I’m sick of these celeb kids being pushed as talented. Most certainly are not.
    Other than being CB daughter, Sailor would not be getting attention for even leaving the house.
    Go away.

  19. VeryVeryTerryJerry says:

    Is it just me or can she not smile properly because her lips don’t meet properly from too many face-lifts? Wrinkles, lol? As if …

  20. MoreSalt says:

    She…looks like Rachel Ray now? Anyone else see this?!

  21. Ellie says:

    ….”If I wasn’t so terrified of them,” said Brinkley

  22. Jessica says:

    I was going to say her smile is reminiscent of Jack Nicholson as The Joker. Imagine how beautiful she’d be if she hadn’t tweaked. I don’t understand how this chicken cutlet cheeks and Joker smile are better.

  23. Sam says:

    Spending money on plastic surgery seems odd. If you have a ton of dough, how about live the sweet life and not stress vanity. It will probably keep you young by not giving a hoot what people think.

  24. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    Wouldn’t it be an entertaining reality show if all the young nepotism “models” had to share a house together and being filmed in their daily lives as they compete against each other for fame? Sailor, Kaia Gerber, Kendall, Gigi, Lily Rose Depp etc. I would watch that lol… “The Real Housedaughters” Andy Cohen, make this happen!

  25. Pandy says:

    If I had the $$ I’d be taking advantage of all the non-surgical options I could! Having said that … she doesn’t really look like herself right now. I’m being kind.

  26. brutalethyl says:

    She’s been a guest judge on Project Runway All Stars this year and she’s just distracting. One time the camera panned to her while the models were walking and of course the music was thumping. Christie acted like she was doing a photo shoot with every beat of the music, turning her head, smiling, tossing her hair, throwing her head back. She was like a freaking trained monkey.

  27. S says:

    To have wrinkles you need to stop punishing yourself and everyone else for aging.

  28. Jaded says:

    *SIGH* This is why women are so insecure about their looks. She can take her bullsh*t bragging about hard-earned wrinkles and stuff it. She’s a gazillionaire so she can shell out tens of thousands of dollars on obsessively staying young. However, IMHO, she looks like a sex-shop blow-up doll that’s been ridden hard and put away wet. She’s plastic and botox from the knees up and looks it.

  29. vava says:

    She does not look good at all.

  30. hogtowngooner says:

    Hard-earned wrinkles that she actively tries to conceal or outright remove?

    Look, it’s her body and she can do what she wants with it, but don’t preach about aging naturally when you’re doing anything but.

  31. raincoaster says:

    It’ll take longer for those fillers to be reabsorbed than she has left on this earth. Her coffin will eventually have a skeleton, some dust, and five pounds of random silicone and mesh scattered around.

  32. Sarah says:

    The non-matching sized eyes seems to be rampant in a Hollywood these days…not sure if it’s poor Botox or facelift (or both).

  33. Clairej says:

    She was so gorgeous back in the day. Must be hard to see that go. But now she just looks tight and uncomfortable. Like Kim K’s body/boobs. Everything looks like it wouldn’t be nice to touch.

  34. Elizabeth Rose says:

    The hands don’t lie.

  35. Bee says:

    She looks like she went to the surgeon and asked for the “Madonna Special”. It’s the exact same overfilled look.

  36. Meg says:

    Her hair is so obviously mostly fake too. No judgment here, I use toppers myself. You would think she’d get beautiful human hair instead of plasticy looking clip ons/falls though! She was so, so beautiful. It’s sad to me when women can’t age gracefully. I’m all for a little work, but she looks like Barbie gone wrong now.

  37. Ruby says:

    Oh, gimme a break already. The woman was one of the highest paid models on the planet. She knows EXACTLY how old she is.

  38. Wood Dragon says:

    With her bone structure she could have aged pretty gracefully, but those fillers did her no favors.

  39. april says:

    I think she looks very beautiful. However, I don’t like how she pretends that she’s aging well on her own when it is due to constant cosmetic procedures. Without these procedures, she would look like any other 65 year old. If you go to Pinterest and enter her name, you will see her after menopause/before cosmetic intervention photos, and she looks like any other woman her age. Diana Ross was looking her age for a long time and suddenly a couple of years ago she looks 20 years younger. Diana looks very beautiful again. These people all have a lot of vitality and energy so I think they may be getting Human Growth Hormone (HGH) or other youth/hormone cocktails pumped into them.