It's hard to believe Christie Brinkley turns 60 years old on Feb. 2.
The ageless model is looking forward to this milestone birthday, and it's easy to see why! On the cover of People magazine (on stands Friday, Jan. 31), Brinkley shows off her sexy curves in a plunging one-piece swimsuit. And luckily for all of us, the mom of three shares a few secrets that keep her looking so youthful.
"I love hanging out in health food stores," says Brinkley, who's been a vegetarian since she was 13. "Some people are gourmands who love a fish smothered in cream. That doesn't appeal to me. I treat every day like I'm eating to fuel my body."
She also makes it a point to stay active, whether that means running, lifting weights, spinning at SoulCycle, practicing yoga, or even "[doing] leg lifts when brushing my teeth." And while she'd "never say never" to plastic surgery, she thinks "there are so many other noninvasive choices that address sagging, wrinkling and discoloration." For this reason, she goes to her dermatologist "about once a month" for "special facials," explaining, "I like modern-technology stuff."
Brinkley tries to "accentuate the positive" rather than "point out the flaws" about her body. "I don't believe in allowing my age to define me," she tells People. "And I really believe attitude plays a huge part in how you feel."
"The word 'involved' has a lot to do with feeling young," she says. "I would be remiss when talking about beauty secrets to not say that one of the best is to care about the world around you. That's what really matters. Even when I'll be sitting here with gray hair and Georgia O'Keeffe wrinkles, people are going to say, 'There is just something youthful about her.'"