Once models and athletes get to about 40 years of age, their posing days are over. At least that’s how it used to be. Now it’s easy to get the impression celebrities look like they’re getting younger, because a lot of them are eating healthier and working out more than ever before.
1. Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley, 63, was a three-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model in the 70s, and she’s just done it again! This time, she posed for a sexy shoot with her gorgeous daughters on an exotic Turks and Caicos beach.
Brinkley herself has been on over 500 magazine covers and has had a 25-year contract with CoverGirl. She thought her swimsuit model days were over a long time ago, but she was invited to come back to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit with her two daughters for this special shoot.
My first thought was, ‘At my age? No way!’ When I turned 30, I was like, ‘This is the last time I’m posing in a bathing suit! When this issue comes out, I’ll be 63.
She posed with her daughters Alexa, 31, and Sailor, 18, who have proven to be just as promising as their stunning mom. The women sat down for an interview with PEOPLE, where they talked about body insecurities and how important body diversity is in the fashion industry.
Brinkley has battled her own physical insecurities for the entirety of her career, despite being named one of the most attractive women in history on several occasions. She hopes this photoshoot, featuring her sporting skimpy bikinis will be a message to ageism in the modeling industry.
In a country that’s very ageist, people love to put you in little boxes. Women feel very limited by their numbers. On a personal level, I thought, if I can pull this off, I think it will help redefine those numbers and remove some of the fear of aging.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Brinkley isn’t the only older celeb who refuses to be considered “past her prime.” Inspirational fitness figures like, Arnold Schwarzenegger also refuse to be stopped. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Schwarzenegger got real,
I’ve always been underestimated, and that’s always worked in my advantage. It’s the most wonderful thing, to be underestimated.
Many of his roles in film, like his recent starring in the fifth movie of the Terminator series, Terminator Genisys, have required him to bring his legendary physique to the set. This latest role made Schwarzenegger work for it. He spent two hours at the gym everyday, six times per week in preparation.
Athleticism continues to be a large part of his daily routine. He bikes often near his home in Santa Monica:
I [bike] once, twice, three times a week even, if I’m not traveling.
Like Brinkley, Schwarzenegger uses his fame and influence to call attention to more pertinent issues. Since he has experience as a politican and is basically a god of bodybuilding, his opinions carry a lot of weight. Since he spends a lot of time outdoors, he’s noticed fundamental changes in the environment, and he’s not afraid to voice his concerns. He’s also advocates for immigration reform, and after-school programs