Christie Brinkley Takes a Stand Against Negative, Ageist Comments on Social Media

The supermodel edited an Instagram caption to point out rude feedback while thanking her true supporters.
Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley.

Christie Brinkley is taking a stand against internet trolls. The legendary SI Swimsuit model took a moment to address negative commentary left on a Wednesday Instagram post. After sharing an adorable selfie and a set of photos out her car window, the 69-year-old mom of three updated her caption the following day to address the ageist feedback she was receiving.

“The Wrinkle Brigade is out in full force in the comment thread!” Brinkley wrote. “They are the people that scan celebrities pages, hoping to find some cellulite , wrinkles , or anything that they can point to to to critique. It must be [some] form of compensation for some thing they are lacking. But when those people appear, there are others who pop up with messages so kind and valuable. Those are the comments that restore my faith and make my heart sing!”

Among the naysayers were tons of fans providing kind and encouraging feedback in the comments section.

“Love this and I have had the pleasure of spending time with you in person…my breath still has yet to return…STUNNING!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥,” Derrick Davis wrote.

“Go Christie!!!!🔥❤️🔥,” Jeanine Lobell added.

“One of the reasons Christie has been & always will be one of the world’s most iconic beauties is bc she leads with kindness,” one person noted. “It’s her biggest beauty *secret*. And it’s free.”

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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.