Anyone who has seen Christie Brinkley knows she has somehow defied age. However, that has not stopped the American model and actress from ruling out plastic and cosmetic surgery entirely.
The blonde bombshell has recently turned 60 and sat down for a candid one-on-one interview with People magazine. Brinkley discussed her career and getting older and the possibility of plastic surgery. "I'd never say never [to plastic surgery]," Brinkley told People. "But there are so many other non-invasive choices that address sagging, wrinkling and discoloration."
Despite looking decades younger than her actual age, Brinkley has carefully implied that she not yet had any plastic surgery. Instead the model mentions that her myriad of beauty secrets include “special facials”. Applied once a month, these non-surgical facial help smooth out wrinkles on Brinkley but beyond she is keeping mum.
Plastic surgery is nothing new for Christie Brinkley, even if she still admits not having gone under the knife herself. Alexa Ray Joel, Brinkley’s daughter with Billy Joel, has recently confirmed that she obtained a nose job (purportedly to treat a deviated septum). A representative for Brinkley states: “Throughout Christie's career people have speculated that she’s done this or that, which she always chooses to take as a compliment.”
Still, there are whispers among insiders that Brinkley may have had more than a facial. While celebrity plastic surgery is mostly old hat, some experts believe that established beautiful women, such as Christie Brinkley, should own up to surgery because, according to People magazine, “hiding them does a disservice to "regular" women, who get frustrated they don't look as young despite diet, exercise, and tons of so-called anti-aging lotions.”
In other words, Christie Brinkley is the exception to the norm. Brinkley credits her physique on good diet and daily workouts. More than that Brinkley feels undaunted about aging. "I don't believe in allowing my age to define me," she said. "And I really believe attitude plays a huge part in how you feel." "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.'"