Sailor Brinkley Cook Wows In Sparkling Gold Bikini For 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Sailor Brinkley Cook is all grown up and is taking over the spotlight!

Christie Brinkley’s youngest daughter, Sailor, 19, is an absolute knockout in the  2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as an official rookie! Sailor stunned in a skimpy gold, sequined bikini with gold hoops. The sparkling suit looked incredible against the young model’s tan skin and blonde locks. And the backdrop isn’t anything to miss either! Sailor is posed on a dock over azure waters, which also brings out her bright blue eyes. 

Sailor was so proud to be a part of SI again that she took to Instagram to dish on being included in the iconic magazine again. 

“SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2018 BABY!!!!! I am so beyond honored to be a part of this beautiful group of women who stand for representation, inclusivity, diversity, and strength. And to be coming back to a magazine i’ve idolized forever as a rookie is such a dream,” Sailor wrote. “Thank you SI for not only letting me create fun images but for giving me artistic opportunities assisting photographers and being a crew member shooting BTS for ‘In her own words’ and if course THANK YOU for giving me the chance and the platform and the belief in me to speak out about subjects close to my heart. I am grateful beyond words. 🔥♥️ LETS PARTY!!!! 🦋🌊”

Sailor’s rookie year follows last year where she posed for the magazine alongside her famous mom, Christie, as well as her half-sister, Alexa Ray Joel. At the time, Sailor opened up on Instagram about how powerful the shoot for SI was and how it helped her be more appreciative of her body and all the changes it had gone through. In her Instagram post, Sailor got candid about her body confidence and learning to love herself no matter what. 

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I've had issues with my body image since before I can even remember. I grew up not loving how I looked and felt held back because of it. I don't know why I always felt that way, sure I had baby fat and definitely went through a plethora of awkward phases, but I had a family that loved me i had friends who made me laugh etc. But for some reason I still looked in the mirror and always somehow found something to pick on. I went from being "too fat" to "too thin" to "too muscular" and I never felt satisfied. My body and I have been through it all. But recently I have been liberated. I am healthy, i treat myself well, and for that i'm happy. I've looked in the mirror and been able to LOVE the things about my body that beauty norms deem 'undesirable'. I now have grown to know that my body is worthy of so many great things. I don't need to be a size 0 to believe in myself. My body carries me each and every day, it loves the people i love, it holds what makes me healthy and strong, it bends it shakes it runs and it CHANGES. That is okay and that is beautiful. I could not be more grateful to the beautiful and strong @mj_day for including me in this years Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 😭😩❤ This is more than a magazine to me and always has been. As a growing young woman SI showed me all bodies are different and all bodies are worthy of celebrating. Thank you thank you @si_swimsuit for celebrating my beautiful mama, my beautiful sister, I, and ALL WOMEN!! How lucky am i?! 😩😍😍 i think I'm dreaming. 😭😩😩 thank you!!!!!!! ❤ (Also, thank you @hayleythorpeholla and @v_beast and everyone at @dogpound for changing my life 😭❤) More to come!!!!!!!!

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It certainly looks like Sailor has come a long way with her confidence and her modeling career. This week she also rocked the runway at the Sherri Hill Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week and turned heads in this incredible dress with a dramatic back!

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