Christie Brinkley, 65, poses in her July 4th swimsuit and sets off Instagram fireworks

Christie Brinkley still has her model style at 65, proving it with a July 4 swimsuit photo posted to social media over the holiday.” data-reactid=”9″>Christie Brinkley still has her model style at 65, proving it with a July 4 swimsuit photo posted to social media over the holiday.

Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover star beamed in her American flag-inspired swimsuit in the Instagram post before a beach party.” data-reactid=”10″>The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover star beamed in her American flag-inspired swimsuit in the Instagram post before a beach party.

“Happy 4th of July outfit!” Brinkley wrote.

sultry bikini photo in May. She is not phased by "the number" which she says "doesn’t represent the modern women today."” data-reactid=”12″>Brinkley, who hit what for most Americans is the official retirement age in February, posed in a sultry bikini photo in May. She is not phased by “the number” which she says “doesn’t represent the modern women today.”

Fox News. "There were so many restrictions associated with certain numbers. Like after 30 you can’t wear your skirt above your knee. After 40 you shouldn’t wear your hair below your shoulders. Nowadays, women are totally reshaping the numbers and giving those numbers a new image. To me, to be turning 65, it really could be any number. The only thing is that once you pass 50, every birthday is an opportunity to take stock and say, ‘What else do I want to do?’ And then go for it!"” data-reactid=”13″>”In the olden days, the numbers came with so many rules and so much weight on a woman,” she told Fox News. “There were so many restrictions associated with certain numbers. Like after 30 you can’t wear your skirt above your knee. After 40 you shouldn’t wear your hair below your shoulders. Nowadays, women are totally reshaping the numbers and giving those numbers a new image. To me, to be turning 65, it really could be any number. The only thing is that once you pass 50, every birthday is an opportunity to take stock and say, ‘What else do I want to do?’ And then go for it!”

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