(“I never looked like a model,” Christie was quoted as saying later.) She might not have believed in her staying power as a model at first, but somewhere between the three consecutive . While modeling, I’ve also been a boxing photographer, I’ve written a book, I’ve opened lots of different businesses, and I’ve also gotten political.“You were just to be quiet, put the clothes on, and do as you were told. I’ve become a delegate for the first congressional district of New York.” She also scored a November 1984 . ” She’s retained the last name of her stepfather—Brinkley—through four marriages (and divorces), including a well publicized, 90s-era marriage to Billy Joel.
It's sweet."WATCH: Christie Brinkley Rocks Four Sexy Looks at 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Parties Clearly, Brinkley's kids -- including 22-year-old son Jack and 19-year-old daughter Sailor -- remain her top priority.
"I'm loving my summer and, you know, kind of really too busy ...
but I'd slow it down a little if the right person came along."While the blonde bombshell is still single, she couldn't approve more of her 31-year-old daughter Alexa Ray Joel's boyfriend, restaurateur Ryan Gleason."Nicest guy, real sweetheart," she tells ET about Gleason.
The mother of three is currently dating 64-year-old musician John Mellencamp, and the couple couldn't look happier during their adorable dates around New York City.
The 32-year-old daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Ryan Gleason during a recent beach vacation, she announced Monday through a series of Instagram posts flaunting her new ring.