Christie Brinkley’s daughter, model and college student Sailor Brinkley Cook, sent a message of encouragement Monday night to young women watching “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” on CBS.
Acknowledging that the annual special’s lingerie models “are such beautiful boss hard working strong determined women,” Brinkley Cook wrote on Instagram “to all the young girls watching tonight ... don’t forget that if your body doesn’t look like theirs it is totally OK. No body type is superior to another. Every body is different and each and every one of those body’s [sic] are beautiful and strong and important and worthy of great things.”
She cautioned, “Don’t freak out if your stomach doesn’t look like theirs. Don’t hate yourself for your thighs. Embrace your body type, work hard, set goals, be healthy and constantly remind yourself that you are good enough!”
Brinkley Cook, 18, whose father is Brinkley’s fourth ex-husband, architect Peter Cook, added that the Victoria’s Secret show “is a celebration of women and awesome beauty. And comparison to anyone is never healthy! Don’t turn this fashion show into something negative.”
An IMG model and a student at Parsons School of Design, the Sag Harbor resident has previously spoken out on body issues, writing on Instagram in August, “I believe comparison will kill you. Comparison to others is toxic and unhealthy.”
Taking aim at internet trolls negatively comparing her to her supermodel mother, Brinkley Cook added then, “As long as I am happy healthy and kind to others why should i care if i am not as ‘pretty’ as someone else ? Let alone not as ‘pretty’ as my own blood relatives? … … I just will never understand these people who WANT to make me feel badly, who WANT to tell an 18 year old girl she cant follow her dreams because if she does she WON’T BE AS GOOD AS HER MOM WAS.”