Lara Walsh
Feb 07, 2017 @ 8:00 am

Christie Brinkley is making a splash with her return to Sports Illustrated's iconic Swimsuit Issue, and it's clear that the "gorgeous" gene doesn't fall far from the tree. The 63-year-old mother of three posed alongside her two daughters for the pages of the upcoming magazine. 

In one shot, Brinkley appears to levitate on water in a sexy black mesh cut-out swimsuit against the idyllic backdrop of a tropical beach next to Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, 18.

The legendary supermodel took to Instagram on Monday to share the mother-daughter shot and tease the issue. "Yes! I am excited to announce that I am back in @si_swimsuit. I figured with my gorgeous daughters @alexarayjoel and @sailorbrinkleycook by my side, whose going to be looking at me?" she wrote.

"Oh and My kids think I walk on water, so let's not mention the apple box concealed just under the surface," she cheekily added. 

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Brinkley concluded with a note of gratitude: "Thank you Sports Illustrated for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date! #proudmomhere."

Sailor, a model herself, also shared the same image to her Instagram account with a body-positive message. "I've had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. My body and I have been through it all. But recently I have been liberated. I am healthy, I treat myself well, and for that I'm happy," she wrote in the caption.

"As a growing young woman SI showed me all bodies are different and all bodies are worthy of celebrating. Thank you thank you @si_swimsuit for celebrating my beautiful mama, my beautiful sister, I, and ALL WOMEN!! How lucky am I?!" she wrote.

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