Christie Brinkley is an American model, actress, and entrepreneur. Brinkley gained worldwide fame with her appearances in the late 1970s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, ultimately appearing on an unprecedented three consecutive covers starting in 1979.
Christie Brinkley Proves You Can Rock a Bikini at Any Age in These Stunning Pics
“New Year, New Hip!” Brinkley wrote. “Yes that’s a band aid on my hip. I injured my hip in a back country skiing helicopter crash on a mountaintop in Telluride many years ago. The pain in my hip got a little bit worse each year.
12 years ago I was told it needed to be replaced but the surgery was daunting ! And I had things to do!” she continued.
She ended her lengthy post by saying, “Never to old to get hip! 😜” which just about sums up Brinkley’s motto to everything she approaches (and thrives in) in life.