Sailor Brinkley-Cook is making her own mark in the same industry as her mother, Christie Brinkley. She is a 25-year-old model and social media personality who follows in her mother’s footsteps. Today, we’ll take a look at the life of Sailor, exploring her early life, career, and personal life.
Her Early Life and Family
Born on July 2, 1998, Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook is the youngest child of Christie Brinkley and architect Peter Cook. She has two half-siblings: Alexa Ray Joel, Christie’s daughter with singer Billy Joel, and Jack Paris Brinkley Cook, Christie’s son with real estate developer Richard Taubman.
Conceived via IVF when Brinkley was 44, Sailor grew up in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons, away from the urban rush. According to a previous interview, this was a choice that she credits for keeping her grounded:
“When I moved to the city after high school, I came to appreciate my upbringing out here even more. It really shaped me to always maintain a down-to-earth, grounded mentality no matter what happens in my life.”
The Beginnings of Her Modeling Career
Following her mother’s footsteps, Sailor embarked on a modeling career at 14. Looking back on those times, she revealed she initially considered being a comedian:
“I never really thought of doing it myself until I turned 14 when everyone kept asking me why I wasn’t doing it. I’m so happy I tried it. It’s fun. When I was younger, I wanted to be a comedian, but I realized not everyone thought I was funny.”
She first signed with IMG Models in 2013 and has since graced the pages of publications like Sports Illustrated and Vogue. She also participated in Sports Illustrated’s ‘In Her Own Words‘ campaign in 2018, where she posed nude.
Not just a pretty face, Sailor has walked the runway for high-end brands, including Dolce & Gabbana. She even shared the catwalk with her mother during the 2019 New York Fashion Week.
Sailor’s Television Appearances
Sailor’s stint on the 28th season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2019 brought her to a broader audience. She joined the show as a last-minute replacement for her injured mother. Additionally, she was part of Silk Nextmilk’s plant-based drink campaign, a modern nod to her mother’s ‘Got Milk?’ adverts. Reflecting on this opportunity, Sailor said:
“I think those [Got Milk?] ads are so iconic, and bringing that into this new world of being plant-based and having these amazing alternatives is so fun. I think my mum is also so iconic, so anything that I can do in my life to make her proud is exciting to me.”
Her Personal Life
Beyond the camera flashes, Sailor has been vocal about her struggles with body image and eating disorders, first surfacing around the age of 15:
“I was looking up at all these major figures in modeling that are size double zero, and they’ve got these thin legs and these tiny waists. I was seeing them being so celebrated by everyone everywhere and being wanted by all the boys and all that greatness that comes with being this tiny supermodel. And I wanted that.”
Her honesty about these challenges in her Instagram posts aimed to resonate with her followers who may be facing similar issues. Sailor has used her platform to discuss the impact of societal pressures on mental health, especially in the modeling industry.
Sailor keeps her personal and love life private, and there is no detailed information on her past relationships or current dating status.
Sailor Brinkley-Cook 2023 Net Worth
As of 2023, Sailor Brinkley Cook’s net worth is estimated to be between $1-5 million, resulting from her modeling career and various endorsements.