Christie Brinkley’s Daughter Sailor: “I Can Make My Own Identity In The Modeling Industry.”

Christie Brinkley and her children Sailor, 15, and Jack, 18, grace the cover of Hamptons magazine’s Holiday issue. In the interview Sailor – who recently signed on to IMG Models – talks about her new career and the advice given by her 59-year-old mom.

Sailor said, “It hasn’t really changed my life in a way that people would think. I go to school; no one sees me differently. I’ve never been followed by paparazzi, except when I’m with my mom.”

She acknowledges that her mom is one of the reasons why she got into the industry.

“It got my foot in the modeling world, but otherwise it’s pretty normal. 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.”

Brinkley – who also is mom to 27-year-old Alexa Ray Joel – said she tells her youngest daughter to “have fun with this job but always be professional to ‘Show up on time and be respectful of everybody else’s time'”.

She added, “I told her, when you’re in a magazine, buy the magazine and look at it like 90 percent of the people who are going to see the story on you; don’t look online because the story will roll right into a comments thread, and those comment threads are an invitation for the bitter and disenfranchised to hide behind a fake name and try to tear you down—and nobody needs that in life.”

Jack shared that when he graduates from college he wants to do “something that has to do with media relations because I enjoy that part of the business. I’ve been exposed to media my entire life just growing up around my mom, my older sister, and now Sailor is getting into that world, too.”


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  1. Why not in School industry? Why does it have to be modeling? I take they’re gorgeous, but i don’t get why this celeb kids are not encourage to do something more productive with their lives.

    • Because they don’t have to and I’m not attempting to be snarky. These are blond, blue-eyed, wealthy (already) ALL AMERICAN kids who don’t have to lift a dmn finger to get anywhere and even if they weren’t rich, the rest of the criteria remains in tact to get a leg up in THIS world and please lets not deny that because the historical evidence speaks for itself.

    • Because it takes all kinds to make the world go ’round. You may not think that modeling is “productive”, but what it is is lucrative. And that usually means someone who is able to give time and money generously. There are a lot of models in the industry (I’m not talking about famous supermodels) who give generously to those less fortunate, both monetarily and plain old sweat.

      Stop judging.

    • I don’t think we know what their parent’s encorage them to do or not do. Maybe they are going to do both. Just because she is getting into modeing doesn’t mean her parents don’t encourage her to go to school. It cracks me up how much people read into and what they pull out of an article, or simple comment.

  2. I admire her confidence and urge to be her own person but these kids are beautiful because of their stunning mother and what a gift that is. It will be interesting to see if when Sailor makes her own identity in the modeling world if she turns out to be as thoughtful and charitable as her honorable, socially responsible and very gracious mom.

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