Christie Brinkley: 'Best Thing I Have Done for Myself Was to Become a Vegetarian'
Model Christie Brinkley is constantly in the media being interviewed about her various anti-aging secrets, and the 62-year-old has even credited her status as an “aspiring vegan” as one of the many ways she remains so youthful looking.
In a recent feature by New Beauty, Brinkley lists her “ultimate anti-aging secrets,” and in the “Diet Do” segment, states:
“I am a lifelong vegetarian, but still an aspiring vegan. I am good for a couple of months, then some great Italian food and some mozzarella comes along and I am a lot less vegan–those two things are definitely my vices.”
When asked to provide age-defying advice, Brinkley reflects on her choice to become and remain a vegetarian, and the effect it has had on her skin:
“I know the best thing that I have done for myself over the years was to become a vegetarian. I have never eaten a piece of red or white meat since the day I decided to become one. I have avoided all the growth hormones that animals are injected with. I’m not a doctor or scientist, but if those hormones are speeding up bodily functions in animals to get to the slaughter house faster, what exactly are they doing to our skin? I think that purity and focusing on a diet rich in antioxidants has made all the difference.”
The rest of the feature includes Brinkley’s tips on topical hair and skin treatments, avoiding sun damage, and more on her own vegan and cruelty-free skin care line called Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare. You can read the article in its entirety here.
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