Christie Brinkley, 70, Flaunts Toned Tummy in Bra and Leggings

The supermodel shared a poem to Instagram about reaching her milestone birthday earlier this month.
Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley. 

Christie Brinkley may have turned 70 earlier this month, but she’s just as vivacious as ever. The three-time SI Swimsuit Issue cover star proved as much with an Instagram post on Feb. 20, in which she showed off her toned tummy in athleisure. 

The mom of three donned a white Alo bra for the occasion, which she paired with high-waisted black leggings and athletic sneakers. Brinkley had a sweater around her arms and stood in front of racks of clothing while she grinned for the camera and snapped a few photos with her camera phone.

Alongside the duo of pics, the model and entrepreneur offered up some sage words of wisdom in the form of a poem: “Looking in the mirror on my 70th Birthday and what do I see, I’m finally happy with the person looking back back at me, I’m no longer critical and demanding, now I’m grateful and understanding, I’ve put this body thru it, I’ve broken every bone, in tiny miracles I’m all healed, in my heart and soul I’m home, It’s taken 70 years to get here, in tears and joy, I’ve found my happy, so now I’m going to end this poem, before I get too sappy!”

Tons of Brinkley’s 896,000 IG followers chimed in to the comments section to remark upon her unwavering confidence at any age.

“Breaking stereotypes and sharing all your great tips for us to live our best lives!” one person wrote. “Now after seeing these pictures, I’m going to go jogging! 😂 Happy 70th birthday!!! The best is yet to come……🙏.”

“You are a bright light in this world and one of my favorite people to follow for your consistently upbeat posts. Keep shining, girlie🌟🤍🌟🤍🌟,” someone else added.

“Absolutely beautiful inside and out! 🙌❤,” an additional fan cheered.

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.