Christie Brinkley, 66, Shut Down a Troll on Instagram Who Called Her “So Old”

Nicol Natale
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Christie Brinkley, 66, Shut Down a Troll on Instagram Who Called Her “So Old”
Christie Brinkley, 66, Shut Down a Troll on Instagram Who Called Her “So Old”

From Good Housekeeping

  • Christie Brinkley, 66, had the best response to a troll who called her old on Instagram.

  • The model and actress said she feels “lucky” to be in good health at her age, especially during a global pandemic.

  • “Numbers don’t dictate to us,” Brinkley wrote in a recent post referring to her age.

Good morning to everyone except social media trolls who think “old” is an insult! In a new Instagram post, Christie Brinkley shut down a commenter who made an unnecessary comment about her age.

On Sunday, the 66-year-old model and actress shared a stunning selfie as she immersed herself in nature. Her caption was just as cute as the photo.

“Hope you are having a BERRY beautiful day my friends! Can you believe that one vine can grow so many different shades of blue and purple? Isn’t nature just something to cherish!” she wrote. “Aren’t we so lucky to have such an abundance of flora and fauna to enchant us... from the underwater world to the clouds above Our planet Earth is a treasure to protect and love! 💚💙”

Most people adored the message behind the post, but apparently one person felt the need to tell Brinkley “You’re looking SO OLD” in the comments.

Of course, she had the perfect response: “I feel so lucky to have reached my age in good health. Especially today with COVID-19 ravaging the world, millions are not so lucky.”

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

Brinkley has made it clear that she feels happier and healthier than ever at 66. She stays active, has been a vegetarian for decades, and has come a long way with her body image since her younger modeling days.

In January, the model shared an Instagram photo from her 1977 Cosmopolitan cover, and explained in the caption how insecure she felt. “There is something in some young girls that often makes them feel they just don’t measure up. I was one of them,” she wrote. “I look back at these and think that worry was such a waste of time. If only the perspective we gain with age that elevates the worries could be absorbed by the younger generation, but I do think shifting the focus to feeling great is a great step in the right direction.”

To feel her best today, she swears by the Total Gym machine to stay fit, spends tons of time walking and gardening, and eats a “rainbow diet” to bump her fruit and veggie intake.

“Numbers don’t dictate to us,” she wrote in a recent Instagram about modeling for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit at 64. “We reshape them with healthy habits positivity and good energy!”

Regardless, aging is a beautiful process that does not discriminate — and no woman should ever be shamed for, well, living.

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