Sailor Brinkley-Cook Looks Like Mom Christie Brinkley’s Twin in White String Bikini

The 2018 SI Swimsuit rookie channeled one of her mother’s iconic SI Swimsuit covers.
Sailor Brinkley-Cook

Sailor Brinkley-Cook.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook is the spitting image of her mother, supermodel Christie Brinkley, any day of the week. However, we couldn’t help but notice a truly striking resemblance when the 2018 SI Swimsuit rookie shared a photo of herself on Instagram recently.

In the March 27 snapshot, Brinkley-Cook modeled a white string bikini with red bead detailing from Fisch. She sprawled out in the sand with a shell next to her and a delicate red flower tucked behind one ear. Brinkley-Cook wore the brand’s Dinzey Pearl Crinkle White Top ($130) and matching Chanzy Pearl Crinkle White Bottom ($130).

The image of the 24-year-old, captured by photographer Stéphanie Furtun, was a blast from the past, as it reminded us of Brinkley’s 1980 SI Swimsuit Issue cover. The iconic image was captured in the British Virgin Islands by photographer John G. Zimmerman.

In it, Brinkley leaned against a palm tree wearing a white-and-brown string bikini, her long blonde locks flowing in the breeze.

“... you could have knocked me over with a seagull feather when I heard I had the cover again for the second year in a row!!!” Brinkley wrote on IG in 2017 about her second of three consecutive covers with the franchise.

That same year, Brinkley returned to SI Swimsuit to pose alongside Brinkley-Cook and her other daughter, Alexa Ray Joel.

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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.