Christie Brinkley Flaunts Toned Legs in Vintage Swimsuit in Turks and Caicos

The three-time SI Swimsuit Issue cover model offered up some sage wisdom about having fun.
Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley.

We’re all living vicariously through Christie Brinkley’s tropical vacation photos lately. The supermodel shared a set of snaps from the beach in Turks and Caicos on Friday wearing a blue one-piece swimsuit from the 1980s.

The former SI Swimsuit model struck a pose in the sand as she leaned on her bike. In the first pic, she posed with one hand on the straw hat atop her head, as the other rested on her bicycle. Brinkley paired her royal blue swimwear with aquamarine flip-flops and a watch on her wrist. In the second photo, the 69-year-old popped up one leg as she grinned at the camera.

“My bathing suit is from the 80’s and in the blink of an eye, a decade can pass and I’ll be pushing 80 …because time flies when you’re having fun and I am ‘WHEELY’having a great time! 🤣😜,” she playfully wrote in her caption.

The mom of three tagged Polo Ralph Lauren and Lucky House in her post, the latter of which is Brinkley’s seaside vacation home. She and her daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, often share family photos and swimsuit pics from the sunny location.

Brinkley wrote about the importance of prioritizing fun in her post.

“Joy is good for your health your heart and your soul so schedule it in,squeeze it in, grab it at every opportunity, create it!” she offered. “Whatever your age …You will be happy you did! 😘.”

“Great example of its all about mindset 🙂. Have fun, hang out with your friends and family, and always be yourself,” wrote one person.

“Yes! I just turned 70 and wish everyone knew how fast life passes and to enjoy every minute. I do. Laugh more. Care less,” added another follower.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.