At the age of 81, Martha Stewart has made history by gracing the cover of the renowned Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Alongside three other cover models – Megan Fox, Kim Petras, and Brooks Nader – Stewart stands out as the oldest participant in the issue’s history.
When Stewart first heard the news, she couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride. “I thought, Oh, that’s pretty good, I’m going to be the oldest person I think ever on a cover of Sports Illustrated,” she shared. Her age wasn’t something she dwelled on, but she recognized the significance of the moment. “And although I don’t think much about my age, I felt this was historic,” she added.
For her photo session, the 81-year-old traveled to the beautiful Dominican Republic. It was undoubtedly a challenge, as she admitted in an interview. But Stewart was determined to meet that challenge head-on. And indeed, she did. She wore ten different outfits for the cover shot, showcasing her elegance and timeless beauty.
The chosen image for the cover features Stewart in a stunning white bathing suit with a plunging neckline, adorned with an orange shawl gracefully draped over her shoulders. It’s a picture that encapsulates her confidence and undeniable allure.
What makes Stewart’s achievement even more remarkable is her attitude towards age. She firmly believes that age shouldn’t dictate one’s friendships or success. It’s not about the number of years lived, but rather about what people do, how they think, and how they behave that truly matters. And Stewart is a living example of this philosophy.
In a recent interview with InStyle, Stewart spoke about being viewed as a “bona fide sex symbol” despite her age. To her, it’s not about seeking validation through thirst traps on social media. Instead, she wants to inspire others by showing that they can look fantastic and lead fulfilling lives, regardless of their age.
Martha Stewart is an extraordinary woman who looks absolutely fantastic at 81. Her perspective on aging is an inspiration to us all, reminding us that age is just a number and that we should embrace life with zest and confidence.