Christie Brinkley's Model Daughter Sailor: I Don't Think I Look Like My Mom That Much
This sailor is ready to venture out into the modeling world! Sailor Brinkley-Cook joins her mom Christie Brinkley and brother Jack Brinkley-Cook on the cover of Hamptons magazine's Holiday issue.
Sailor, an aspiring model who recently signed on with world-famous agency IMG Models, told Hamptons that having a world-famous supermodel mom has helped her in some ways and left her relatively unaffected in others: "It hasn't really changed my life in a way that people would think," said Brinkley's 15-year-old daughter with ex-husband Peter Cook. "I go to school; no one sees me differently. I’ve never been followed by paparazzi, except when I’m with my mom."
However, Sailor does acknowledge that her mother's clout within the industry helped launch her career. "It got my foot in the modeling world, but otherwise it’s pretty normal," she added. "As much as people say we’re twins, I don’t think I look like my mom that much, so I think I can make my own identity in the modeling industry."
Despite her claims, the blonde-haired, blue-eyed teen, is an indisputable mini-me of the former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, and joined her mom on the cover of Bella NYC's July issue. In it, Sailor confessed, "It was only recently that I wanted to get into modeling. I said, 'Mom, should I diet?' and she was like, 'No! You don't need to be skinny, you just need to be happy with yourself and confident and fit.'"
Brinkley, 59, one of the world's most iconic models, doled out additional advice for her youngest daughter. (Brinkley is also mom to Alexa Ray Joel, 27.) "With kids, you just shout little snippets here and there when you can, so it ranges from 'Have fun with this job but always be professional to 'Show up on time and be respectful of everybody else’s time,'" she shared with Hamptons.
However, the experienced bombshell also warned her teenage daughter that there is a "dark part of modeling that comes along with the shiny, light, bright, happy part." She suggested that whenever Sailor appears in a magazine, she should avoid it online: "Those comment threads are an invitation for the bitter and disenfranchised to hide behind a fake name and try to tear you down," she shared.
Meanwhile, Brinkley is attempting to bring light into the world as an animal rights activist -- and is inspiring her kids to do the same! "It makes me proud," she told Hamptons. "I always say to them: To whom much is given, much is expected." The gorgeous mother, who has been married and divorced four times, told her kids the best way to overcome difficulty is to help others: "That way you forget about your own worries quickly."