One of the cover girls for the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is Martha Stewart.
The 81-year-old lifestyle entrepreneur is the oldest swimsuit model the publication has ever used, and they describe this as “historic.”
Stewart said of her cover photo on Monday’s “Today” show, “I like that picture.
For the session, Stewart posed in the Dominican Republic and is seen in ten different outfits.
Stewart said, “And I don’t think about age very much, but I thought that this is kind of historic. When I heard that I was going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, I thought, ‘Oh, that’s pretty good, I’m going to be the oldest person I think ever on a cover of Sports Illustrated.'”
Sports Illustrated referred to the cover in a tweet as “epic.”
SI tweeted, “When we said this year was going to be spectacular, we meant it.
One of four cover models for this year’s issue, which honors strong women who “live in a world where they feel no limitations, internally or externally,” is the television personality and cook. Actress Megan Fox, model Brooks Nader, and musician Kim Petras were the other models.
At the age of 15, Stewart began her modeling career. Later, she worked as a stockbroker on Wall Street and launched a catering company, which expanded into a lifestyle media company.
Stewart’s more recent social media modeling has drawn attention, especially for a selfie she posted in 2020 of herself in a pool.
“When you’re through changing, you’re through,” has always been my credo, so I reasoned, “Why not be up for this opportunity of a lifetime?”
In a post on Instagram, Stewart. No matter what stage of life you are in, I hope this cover encourages you to challenge yourself and attempt new things.
Stewart, dubbed the “OG of influencers” by Sports Illustrated, gained notoriety in the 1980s when, following her success as a chef, she began to produce cookbooks and make television appearances.
Stewart has since published 99 books, hosted numerous cooking programs, started her own lifestyle publication, and created her own clothes, food, and home product lines.
Stewart has never in her life allowed her circumstances to determine her fate, according to MJ Day, editor-in-chief of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
She has evolved with the times, always staying one step ahead, it seems, to create a vast commercial empire.