Happy birthday to the bold, blonde, and totally beautiful Christie Brinkley! Today, the model-turned-actress celebrates her 62nd year, further proving that age is just a number. After all, Brinkley's career has now spanned more than three decades and we still can't take our eyes off of her. Congrats, Christie!
From that beautiful smile to her blonde-bombshell hair, Brinkley's timeless good looks instantly take us back to her Sports Illustrated days as three-time Swimsuit Issue cover model. From 1979 to 1981 consecutively, Brinkley graced the newstands in barely there bikinis—and looked ah-mazing while doing so.
From there, she scooped up a 25-year contract with CoverGirl—the longest-ever cosmetics partnership in history—and appeared on over 500 magazine covers. Not only that, but Brinkley also released a book last year, appropriately titled Timeless Beauty ($19; amazon.com), in which she shares diet advice, makeup and fashion tips, and skincare secrets.
When the birthday girl isn't busy dominating the modeling industry, she spends a lot of time outdoors. Never far from friends and family (and a scenic view), Brinkley frequently takes to Instagram to post her latest nature-filled adventure. And, yep! You guessed it. The smokin' hot 62-year-old is often bikini-clad while engaging in outdoor activities. See for yourself below.
1. Camo with a View
The supermodel stepped outside to snap a quick pic of the sunset.
2. Jet Ski Time
Always up for an adventure, Brinkley showed off her need for speed atop a jet ski.
3. Fields of Gold
Brinkley was all smiles while posing for this sunset pic.
4. Explorer Status
Strapping on her snorkel and goggles, Brinkley was ready for an adventure.
5. Hat Lady
And, a good lookin' one at that! Brinkley broke out her most stylish summer accessories for a day outdoors.
6. Silhouette Game Strong
Now, that is paradise.
7. Adventure Seeker
Brinkley came prepared for a day of snorkeling in the sea.
8. Bikini Babe
Now, that figure is a 10 out of 10.
9. Three's Company
Posing with her gal pals, Brinkley captioned the photo, saying "Snorkle Trip! We saw 4 tortoises, sea fans in purple and yellow, puffer fish, Dory and Nemo fish, schools of colorful fish, and some huge barracudas."
10. Chillin' Poolside
Dressed in all blue, Brinkley blended in with her aquatic surroundings.
11. Beach Bash
The model snapped a selfie with her friends on the beach. What fun!
12. Leisurely Reading
Brinkley caught up on some reading in the great outdoors.
13. Stunning in White
And with that photo, beauty should be Brinkley's middle name. Absolutely gorgeous.
14. Breezy Beautiful
The model felt the wind in her hair for this smiley shot.