Sailor Brinkley dons gold bikini for Sports Illustrated
Sailor Brinkley Cook has unveiled her 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue shoot as the magazine’s Rookie of the Year.
The 19-year-old model excitedly shared two images to Instagram on Tuesday where she is seen modeling a tiny gold string bikini as she sits on a dock in Aruba.
The daughter of actress Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook gushed in the caption: ‘I am so beyond honored to be a part of this beautiful group of women who stand for representation, inclusivity, diversity, and strength.
Golden girl: Sailor Brinkley Cook has unveiled images from her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2018 shoot
Tropical beauty: Sailor, 19, sizzles in a tiny sequin bikini in images she shared to Instagram on Tuesday
She continued: ‘And to be coming back to a magazine i’ve idolized forever as a rookie is such a dream. Thank you SI for not only letting me create fun images but for giving me artistic opportunities assisting photographers and being a crew member shooting BTS for ‘In her own words’ and if course THANK YOU for giving me the chance and the platform and the belief in me to speak out about subjects close to my heart. I am grateful beyond words. LETS PARTY!!!!’
Sailor sizzles in a skimpy triangle bikini as she sits with her bottoms seductively untied on one side.
The teenage star rocks thick beachy blonde waves for the tropical shoot, her piercing blue eyes matching the turquoise waters.
‘I am so beyond honored’: Sailor has been crowned Rookie of the Year for the 2018 issue
The camera loves her: A behind the scenes video shows the rookie posing up a storm on the beach
Going to be great! Sailor was excited to wake up to a perfect sunny day for her photo shoot
Windswept: The daughter of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook showed off her lithe physique in a pink crochet two-piece
Speaking to SI about the experience, Sailor said: ‘I feel so grateful to be part of such a game-changing issue. The girls are all different shapes and sizes and colors. It’s the most beautiful thing to me to see that range of human beings represented.’
She added: ‘I’m excited for girls that look like me, and don’t have huge boobs and a huge butt, to see me and think, “Maybe girls that have B-cups can be in Sports Illustrated.”‘
One part of the shoot saw Sailor posing completely naked for a feature called ‘In her own words’ in which her body was painted with meaningful words to send an empowering message.
The teen daubed her skin with words which meant a lot to her along with models Paulina Porizkova, 52, and Robyn Lawley, 28.
Rookie of the year: Sailor certainly knew how to work the best poses as she perched on rocks
Double take: Sailor bore a striking resemblance to model mom Christie in this shot in which she modeled a one-piece with her name on it
Blonde beauty: The teen star modeled a variety of outfits for the shoot which took place in Aruba
‘I feel so grateful to be part of such a game-changing issue.’ Sailor told Sports Illustrated
One part of the shoot saw Sailor posing completely naked for a feature called ‘In her own words’ in which her body was painted with meaningful words to send an empowering message
Talking about her experience of going nude on set, Sailor told People: ‘It was a really beautiful thing because it’s a female-powered project so I walked in [to the shoot] and it’s my friend Mary doing makeup and my friend Taylor doing the photos and my other friend Robin doing the videos,
‘I’m just like “what’s up gals?” It’s like we’re in the locker room or something except we’re making something really beautiful and important.’
Last year Sailor posed alongside mom Christie, 64 and sister Alexa Ray Joel, 32, for the 2017 issue.
Alexa is Christie’s daughter from her marriage to musician Billy Joel and she also has son Jack, 22, with ex-husband Richard Taubman.
All in the genes: Last year Sailor posed alongside mom Christie, 64 and sister Alexa Ray Joel, 32, for the 2017 issue