Facebook Twitter

BRINKLEY, 38, ON THE BRINK OF ENDING MODELING LIFE

SHARE BRINKLEY, 38, ON THE BRINK OF ENDING MODELING LIFE

Christie Brinkley's big breakthrough came when she appeared in Sports Illustrated's 1979 swimsuit issue, but she says her appearance on the cover of the July issue of Ladies' Home Journal may be her last swimsuit shot.

"I think I've done my last one," say Brinkley, 38, who appears in a red, zip-up suit. "I don't want to do those anymore. It's gotten too hard to suck in my stomach."In fact, Brinkley would like to get out of modeling, even though she recently renewed her contract with Cover Girl cosmetics.

"I've been planning to retire for the past 10 years. Modeling is a very empty job. It's been a great career but I would rather be known as anything but a model."