Christie Brinkley rose to stardom in the ’80s as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and spent 25 years as the face of CoverGirl; as the tall, tanned blonde who stole Clark Griswold’s heart in “National Lampoon’s Vacation”, she epitomized the girl-next-door beauty that every woman dreamed of attaining. Now, as she’s about to turn 60, she says it’s getting harder and harder to find a date…but it has nothing to do with fading beauty.
Brinkley looks almost exactly the same as she always has, but she says that finding a man her age who is available is nearly impossible.
“It seems like during this period that most of the guys are like 38, 39, 42, like that sort of age group,” Brinkley said in a recent interview. “It’s funny because I think that at that age they have nothing to prove. They’re very confident and do they just what they want to do.” [With] men my age I feel quite invisible to them.”
But when it comes to feeling and looking good, Brinkley knows what she’s doing. The mother of three says she still wears a bikini…just not in public when her kids are around.
“My kids would be so embarrassed!” she said. “In private I may wear a bikini, but at the public beach with my kids I would change bathing suits because they do not want to be hanging out with some old broad in a bikini…I’m actually excited about turning 60. I feel on top of my game.”
Check out Brinkley showing off her swimsuit bod on the cover of People Magazine.
“She looks phenomenal,” said MJ Day, senior editor for Sports Illustrated. “She has the legs of a 30-year-old and the face of an angel. She’s what you aspire to look like at 60. She’s mind-blowingly beautiful.”
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