It’s not too often you hear about the children of our favorite public figures and what they’re up to. Many of them choose to stay out of the spotlight, while others excel in the same line of work that their parents did. That is certainly the case for Ms. Sailor Brinkley-Cook.
She’s officially all grown up and working as a professional model. We bet mom couldn’t be happier!
Sailor was born to Christie Brinkley and her then-husband Peter Cook in 1998. It wasn’t long before the mini-me of Christie Brinkley began modeling. She followed exactly in her moms’ footsteps! She soon began shooting with big companies like Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2017 and 2018.
In addition to the professional photo shoots, she always makes sure to update her Instagram accordingly!
Sailor recently received some backlash regarding one of the photoshoots she did with Sports Illustrated. SI launched a new project within their company called In Her Own Words. The model posed nude for this project.
According to AOL, the In Her Own Words project is, “committed to empowering women through self-expression, voice, and identity.” While the project was intentionally an empowering outlet for women, Fox News reported that the public claims Sailor was objectifying herself with the nude spread.
In response to this, Sailor said, “This project, for me and for the other girls who CHOSE to participate, was about TAKING OUR POWER BACK. In an industry where it is rare for models to have a say in the content they are being used to create, having total self-control and creative control during the IHOW shoot was true and unbridled self-empowerment.”
The entire post can be viewed below.
Okay i know long captions are scary but i need to say something publicly and its important. 🧠 Hearing the backlash towards the In Her Own Words project hurts my heart. To know that we are in a world where if a woman chooses to embrace her body, strip nude and pose powerfully she is being told she is objectifying herself makes me not only uncomfortable but makes me really feel the need to say what im about to say. This project, for me and for the other girls who CHOSE to participate, was about TAKING OUR POWER BACK. In an industry where it is rare for models to have a say in the content they are being used to create, having total self control and creative control during the IHOW shoot was true and unbridled self empowerment. This project was a very emotional, long road, spanned over a year. And i was on every one of the shoots. When a girl came in to shoot it was a real experience, it wasn’t on a time limit and it didn’t have corporate heads you didn’t know the name of screaming to “get the shot!” It was a group of women working together to create something special for the world and most importantly themselves. Models/athletes/PEOPLE chose to do this. They did not get told to do this. If someone did not want to shoot that day and felt too emotional, she would come back the next day after we all grabbed some coffee and talked about it. If someone backed out, all good, we understood how emotional it can be to strip yourself of not only clothes but an armor we all put up from exterior criticism. This project had the intention of showing women feeling POWERFUL in who they are. That’s that. I grew up hating my body and myself thus creating a overlying insecurity felt throughout my teen years. Doing this project helped me turn a leaf in my confidence and insecurity. I feel sexy i feel secure i feel badass i feel like i can pose naked and be respected just as much as anyone else. Ok bye thx for reading if you made it this far ♥️ ps i love you @mj_day @taylorbphoto @robynlawley @si_swimsuit
Despite the backlash she received for that photoshoot, Sailor is living her best life and is definitely making her mother proud. At only 19 years old, she is thriving!
Way to go, Sailor!
Mama, You taught me how to look at the world every day with such appreciation, as if i’ll never see it’s beauty again. You raised me to value the true power of care, of art, positivity and LOVE. You gave me a life filled with health, strength and promise and not a day goes by that i’m not grateful for it. Happy mothers day to all the incredible mama’s out there in the world; the single mamas, the hustling working mamas, the mamas to be, the mamas who almost were, the dad’s who have taken on the role of the dad and the mama, the god-mamas, and beyond. We appreciate you and we salute you today and always. ♥️ Love you mom
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