Martha Stewart, 81, makes ‘historic’ debut as cover girl for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Martha Stewart is a cover girl!

The lifestyle guru made her Sports Illustrated debut on the cover of the famous Swimsuit Issue. The 2023 issue included three other cover stars: Megan Fox, Kim Petras, and Brooks Nader.

At 81, Stewart is the oldest to be featured.

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“When I heard that I was going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, 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 admitted. “And I don’t think about age very much, but I thought that this is kind of historic.”

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The 81-year-old traveled to the Dominican Republic for her photoshoot.

Speaking with Today hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, she said she felt it was a “challenge” for her, but believed she “met the challenge.”

She wore 10 different looks for her cover shoot, but the publication ultimately went with a photo of Stewart wearing a white bathing suit with a plunging neckline and an orange shawl draped over her shoulders for the cover.

Age is just a number

While the TV personality makes history as the oldest person to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Stewart said her age isn’t a big factor in her life.

“Age is not the determining factor in terms of friendship or in terms of success, but what people do, how people think, how people act, that’s what’s important and not your age.”

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Recently Stewart spoke with InStyle about being recognized as a “bona fide sex symbol” at her age.

“I’m a teacher. I’m trying to teach others that you can look great. There’s no reason to slump around,” she said about posting her viral thirst traps on social media.

Martha Stewart looks so good! Her attitude towards aging should be an inspiration to us all.


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