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Christie Brinkley: 'I’m doing the best I can'

Fresh off the release of her lifestyle book "Timeless Beauty," Christie Brinkley shares her personal secrets for aging gracefully.

 

Christie Brinkley says she doesn’t care if people compare how she looks to when she was in her Sports Illustrated heyday.

But she didn’t always feel like that: “Until I turned 50 . . . my weight kind of would go up and down with kids and having babies . . . then I would go to put on a bathing suit, and I’d go, ‘Oh gosh, I don’t look anything like my Sports Illustrated picture. People are going to go, oh see, I told you it’s all airbrushing.’”

She continued, “When I turned 50 . . . I felt like I had a license to say, ‘Cut me some slack. It doesn’t really matter.’ Now, at 62, I just really want to be healthy. I want to feel good. I want to just not be so self-conscious . . . like if my legs are a little flabbier or my upper arms dangle a little bit . . . I’m doing the best I can.”

The sassy supermodel, who looks just as good to us as she did at 20, said that after surviving a 1994 helicopter crash, she’s just happy to still be here. “I have a real appreciation for every single day.”

She’ll do a good deed on Saturday, hosting the St. Barth Hamptons gala, which benefits the Bridgehampton Historical Society.

This article originally appeared in New York Post's Page Six.

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