Sailor Brinkley Cook is one of the new faces who will be featured in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, and the rising model has celebrated her accomplishment by sharing a powerful message about body image. Old daughter of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook proudly took to Instagram on Wednesday to share behind, scenes photos of herself modeling a silver swimsuit after she learned she would be featured in the iconic issue. In her post, sailor candidly spoke about her insecurities while telling her 89, 500 followers one piece swimsuit racing she hopes to positively represent anyone who has struggled with similar issues.
‘ she wrote. I’ve spent the majority of my life fighting against myself and my body, i don’t have double D boobs or a big butt.
My legs aren’t miles long and when I sit my stomach has little rolls. I feel most myself in sweatpants and Nikes.
I’m here for ANY one who has ever cried in front of the mirror and thought what they saw wasn’t good enough; i love to run and box and play sports and sweat. At the end of her post – sailor explained that even though it ‘sounds cheesy’ she has learned over the years that the only thing she can be is the ‘best version’ of herself.
You open these doors for me but I promise to be gracious, the rising model went on to say that she hopes her presence in Sports Illustrated’s upcoming Swimsuit Issue will help empower other women like herself. Kind and work twice as hard to keep those incredible doors open, who needs a private jet! She got it from her mama!
Like her mom, ‘ she said. I’m here for any one struggling to love themselves. She thinks she’s coming here today to do an interview for Fashion Week but she is in for the biggest surprise, i’m here for the tomboy girls who have ever been told to act more “lady like”. Stepping into the spotlight: ‘You’re on your own now; i’m here for the women with small breasts who think they can’t feel sexy because of mainstream beauty ideals.
You’re out of my sandy footprints, i’m here for any one currently fighting or that have gotten past an eating disorder. I’m here for any one who’s wanted to give up on themselves but chose to keep going. I can’t even believe this is real, my biggest hope is that i can positively represent anyone who identifies with these things on the pages of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED! ’ she said – sailor thanked Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day for the opportunity and her mother for passing down her legacy.