Sports Illustrated Celebrates 50 Years Of Beauty

Sports Illustrated Celebrates 50 Years Of Beauty

Christie Brinkley, who turns 60 on February 2, was the first to grace the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover three times in a row, starting in 1979. Now, as the publication celebrates 50 years of beauty, Christie shows she still has what it takes, and knows how to use it.

Working every inch of her unbelievable 5'9" frame, Christie tosses like the pro she is. She turns 60 February 2nd was the first to grace the sports illustrated swimsuit cover three times in a row. She's humble about making history. I wasn't aware that it was time. By the time I had my third one, and suddenly it happened I was like, wow! This is really a big deal. It's a little teenaged, not too much. Sexy girls with stuff up top and curves on the bottom. I've always been a curvy girl. It was a supermodel summit. The gorgeous women gathered to celebrate the magazine's 60th year. All the girls are beautiful. I've been in a room with a number of them. They're like -- oh, my gosh. They're beautiful. Kate Upton has been a sexy cover girl for the last two years, what a difference 40 years makes, when Cheryl Tiegs was on the cover. Wearing more than the barely there bikinis of today. I was pregnant, it was fun having my son in the photo. It wasn't just Kathy Ireland pregnant in this photo. Rachel was as well. She flaunted major leg with a thigh high slit. The two-time cover girl, Tyra