At 81, Martha Stewart Is the Oldest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Cover Model

At 81, Martha Stewart Is the Oldest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Cover Model

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Martha Stewart makes 81 look damn good. And given how incredible she’s looking, it shouldn’t be a shock then that the entrepreneur and TV personality landed on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Sports Illustrated hasn’t released the official photos yet, but influencer Evan Ross Katz shared them on his Instagram. There’s Martha posing in a white one-piece suit with her toned legs on full display; Martha kissing at the camera in a silver bathing suit and oversized sunglasses; Martha letting her hair blowing around as she gives the camera a knowing smile; and Martha hanging under a spray of water in that silver suit.

“In what might be the serve of the century, Martha Stewart lensed by Ruven Afanador for the 2023 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE,” Katz wrote in the caption. And the fan reactions are as expected. “She has built an entire career based on SERVING!!!!” one said, while someone else joked, “ik her DMs going crazy.”

Martha has joked about being a “thirst trap,” and has shared on her website that she prioritizes working out every day right after having a glass of green juice and a cappuccino.

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“To feel my best no matter how busy I am, I exercise each morning,” she said. “Before the pandemic, I worked with a yoga teacher and a trainer, but now I do it alone—and I admit it’s been difficult. Getting up early to start the day in an empty gym is never fun.”

Martha said that her home gym is “equipped with weights and the latest machines,” including a Peloton bike, a Tonal system, and a DB machine for her lower body. Working out helps her to get her day started right, she said, adding, “I find it’s where I can get my mind in the right place for the day ahead.”

Martha did a “What I Eat in a Day” video for Harper’s Bazaar in 2021 and was clear that she’s a clean eater. “I want organic, I want clean, I want tasty, and I want healthy,” she said, noting that a lot of what she eats is from her own farm.

Martha said she’s not into snacking and tends to have a light lunch of canned tuna, mixed with fresh celery, crispy apple, half of a shallot, lemon juice, a little mayo, and salt and pepper. She also said she keeps “bare bones” ingredients on-hand like good parmesan cheese, “really good organic milk,” “lots of good butter,” creme fraiche for omelets, and fresh eggs from her chickens.

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Korin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual health and relationships, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour, and more. She has a master’s degree from American University, lives by the beach, and hopes to own a teacup pig and taco truck one day.

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