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Martha Stewart, At Age 81 is the Oldest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

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Martha Stewart, at the age of 81, has become the record holder for the oldest model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition. Far from slowing down, Stewart seems to be picking up the pace as she continues to achieve remarkable milestones. An exciting announcement by the magazine on Monday revealed that Stewart would be featured in one of the coveted swimsuit issues.

Martha Stewart the Oldest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

Surpassing the previous record set by Maye Musk, who posed for the special issue at the age of 74 in 2022, Stewart’s achievement is truly remarkable. Taking to Instagram, the accomplished entrepreneur and media personality expressed her hope that the cover would inspire people to embrace new experiences, regardless of their stage in life.

Alongside the statement, she posted a video excerpt from her podcast interview with MJ Day, the editor-in-chief of SI Swimsuit, showcasing a series of stunning photographs taken during her photoshoot in the Dominican Republic. One of these captivating shots captured Stewart emerging from the sea, donning a stylish blue bikini and sunglasses.

During the podcast, Stewart revealed, “They were pouring water over my head,” shedding light on the behind-the-scenes moments of the photo shoot.

Having founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in the 1990s, Stewart swiftly became a household name, particularly in cooking, entertaining, and homemaking. She shared her expertise through various mediums, including cookbooks, cookware, magazines, and home goods. Over the years, she has also hosted several TV shows and embarked on collaborative projects with rapper Snoop Dogg. In 2004, Stewart faced legal troubles when she was found guilty of securities fraud, resulting in a five-month prison sentence.

Swimsuit Cover Model 2023

With her appearance as a swimsuit model in Sports Illustrated’s annual issue at 81, Martha Stewart has etched her name in history as the magazine’s oldest cover model ever.

This year’s swimsuit issue aims to celebrate empowered women who break free from internal and external limitations. Stewart joins three remarkable cover models: Megan Fox, Brooke Nader, and Kim Petras. Megan Fox is renowned for her acting career, Brooke Nader is an accomplished model, and Kim Petras is a talented musician.

Reflecting on her reaction upon learning that she would grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Stewart shared, “Oh, well, that’s good. I’m going to be, I think, the oldest person ever on the cover of Sports Illustrated.” She added, “And I don’t think about age very much, but I thought that this is historic and that I had better look perfect.”

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Martha Stewart Oldest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

When asked what her friend and frequent collaborator Snoop Dogg would think of her cover, Stewart giggled and replied, “Snoop is going just to think that it is fantastic.”

By surpassing Maye Musk, who posed for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue at 74 in 2022, Stewart has secured her place as the oldest woman ever to grace the pages of this iconic publication.

In addition to Martha Stewart, this year’s swimsuit edition features other notable cover models: Kim Petras, a talented recording artist; Megan Fox, a renowned actress; and Brooks Nader, a stunning model.

To celebrate the release of the Sports Illustrated 2023 swimsuit issue, a red-carpet event will be held in New York City this Thursday. The magazine will also be available in stores throughout the week.

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