Christie Brinkley Celebrates 60th Birthday With Sexy Magazine Cover

Hard to believe the all-American girl, Christie Brinkley is turning 60-years-old this weekend and what better way to celebrate the special date than by going back to what she has done all her adult life, pose for a magazine cover and looking sexy.

The ageless supermodel — who was one of the most successful ones in the world — truly looks amazing, with a body that many 60-year-old women can only see in the cover of magazines.

Not many women — famous or not — can confidently put on a bathing suit, even a one piece bathing suit, and strike a pose for one of the most popular magazines, PEOPLE.

Christie Brinkley says, “I’m actually excited about turning 60. I feel on top of my game.”

However, the former cat-walk star wasn’t bold enough to wear a two piece suit — not that she wouldn’t look amazing in it — but there was another very important reason why Christie Brinkley went for the more conservative bathing suit.

“My kids would be so embarrassed!. 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.”

Goes to show us that even a world renowned former supermodel understands her limitations and is sensitive enough to follow her children’s wishes.

Chirstie Brinkley says her three kids — Alexa Ray Joel, 28, Jack Brinkley-Cook, 18, and up-and-coming model Sailor Brinkley-Cook, 15 — are her inspiration for staying young and her motivation to focus on a healthy lifestyle.

The former model gained worldwide attention in the late ’70s, after appearing in three consecutive Sports Illustrated covers from 1979 to 1981.

Even though her job was to look pretty and have the perfect body, at 60, Christie Brinkley is the exception, not the rule. Who looks like this at that age?

In the PEOPLE issue, Christie Brinkley talks about her four marriages — and a few of the ugly divorces — but also shares diet and fitness tips for women that can only dream of looking like she does when they turn 60.