Sailor Brinkley Cook Follows in Mom Christie Brinkley's Famous Footsteps

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Sailor Brinkley Cook is a chip of the old block--that of mom Christie Brinkley. Following in her famous mom's footsteps as a model, Sailor appears in the September issue of Seventeen magazine.

Within the magazine's pages, Sailor Brinkley Cook dishes about her mom, and how she has always wanted to be just like her.

"My mom is a model, so it's something I've always wanted to do. I started when I was 14!" she explained.

Sailor Brinkley, at 17, is talking college, too, and she already has a place and a major in mind.

"Parsons! I want to study photography there," she says.

In a recent interview with E! News, Sailor Brinkley Cook shared some advice her mother gave her on working in the modeling industry.

"Her main beauty secret is to smile a lot because she wants to exude positive energy and happiness in the modeling industry," she said. "She always has [smiled] throughout her whole career—which has been a large one—so I sort of aspire to be that type of person too."

Having learned from the best, Sailor Brinkley Cook will no doubt make it big in the modeling industry. In addition to all the advice proffered by Christie Brinkley serving as a huge plus, she is also graced with her mom's gorgeous blonde locks, huge smile, and svelte physique.

Christie Brinkley is also mom to son Jack Brinkley Cook, who is 20, and Alexa Ray Joel--her daughter with singer Billy Joel.

Do you expect Sailor will be as successful as Christie Brinkley?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.