Christie Brinkley didn't have model ambitions
Updated: 2011-07-28 17:21
Christie Brinkley never set out to be a model.
The 57-year-old beauty was one of the world's most in-demand beauties during her heyday but she insists it wasn't her lifelong dream.
Christine - who was discovered at the age of 19 when she was living in Paris, France - told Britain's Hello! magazine: "Modelling was never what I set out to do, and there was never a time when I said, 'OK, this is what I'm doing.' It was more like, 'If they ask me to do a job, I'll say OK!'
"Sometimes I did think, 'Wow, this is working' but there was also always this feeling that the job was probably going to be the last."
Christie is always being complimented on how good she looks for her age and says one of the reasons for this is because she stays out of the sun.
She said: "I grew up a surfer girl in Malibu so I'm always running after my girls with sunblock going, 'Believe me, you'll thank me for this.' I can literally see my own thighs where my sarong shielded me from the sun."