Age is Just a Number: Martha Stewart’s Historic Sports Illustrated Cover

At 81 years old, Martha Stewart has achieved something truly remarkable. She has become the oldest participant to grace 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 a trailblazer in this historic moment.

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.

The Journey to the Cover

For her photo session, the vibrant and energetic 81-year-old traveled to the beautiful Dominican Republic. It was an undoubtedly challenging endeavor, as she admitted in an interview. But Stewart was determined to meet that challenge head-on. And she did so with grace and style, showcasing her elegance and timeless beauty through ten different outfits for the cover shot.

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 captures her confidence and undeniable allure.

Age is Just a Number

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.

An Inspirational Figure

Martha Stewart is not just a successful businesswoman and TV personality; she’s 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. It’s a reminder to embrace life with zest and confidence, regardless of how many years we’ve lived.

Stewart’s historic Sports Illustrated cover is not just about breaking records; it’s about breaking barriers and shattering societal expectations. She’s a beacon of light, guiding us towards a future where age is celebrated, not feared. So let’s join Martha Stewart in embracing our age, embracing our beauty, and embracing our potential to live fulfilling lives at any stage.