Former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Christie Brinkley is making her return to the magazine.
In a bit of surprising news, the 63-year-old Brinkley, who was on the cover in 1979, 1980 and 1981, announced this week that she will be featured in the 2016 edition of the magazine.
Brinkley is featured alongside her two daughters, Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor Brinkley Cook.
“My first thought was, ‘At my age? No way!’” Brinkley said in an interview with PEOPLE. “When I turned 30, I was like, ‘This is the last time I’m posing in a bathing suit!’ When this issue comes out, I’ll be 63. I thought, ‘Those days are over.’ But to get to do it with my girls, I thought, ‘One last go!’”
In case you were wondering, yes, Brinkley is looking better than ever.
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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! Oh and My kids think I walk on water, so let's not mention the apple box concealed just under the surface. For a preview check out @people.com ..and 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! 🌸🌴psI can’t wait to see everyone at VIBES on Feb 17th and 18th in Houston! #proudmomhere! #vibes
Still got it.
Who knew that a blast from the past could be such a good thing?
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated