Sailor Brinkley Cook is about to become the first ever second generation model to grace the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and her mother couldn’t be more proud.
Sailor made an appearance in the magazine last year, along with her older half-sister and her mother, but this year she’s a full-blown SI Swimsuit rookie. Her mother, who appeared on the pages on the same magazine for years, congratulated her daughter on the big break with two Instagram posts on Monday.
One of them showed Christie and Sailor when she was just a child. The other was a photo taken of the two of them last year for the 2017 issue. (SLIDESHOW: Christie Brinkley’s Sexiest Photos Over The Years)
“It’s a big moment for this little girl who is big now and i think is headed for the big time!,” Brinkley wrote in the first post.
“So here’s she is now. My Sailor Lee stepping into the family business., and going to college at the same time,” Brinkley wrote in the second. “The @si_swimsuit issue in which she is included comes out on Valentines Day and no chocolate could ever be as sweet.”
While the photos were meant as a celebration of her daughter, it’s hard not to be left thinking that Brinkley, who’s 64 years old, looks like she could pass as Sailor’s older sister.
It must be tough following an iconic model like Brinkley into the family business, but, by the looks of it, Sailor is going to do just fine.