Brooke Shields wears a bikini to prove ‘women over 50 are not done’
Every time Brooke Shields shows off her fit figure in a bikini on Instagram, her fans go wild.
But to hear the 55-year-old actress and model tell it, mustering up the confidence to show skin on social media took some convincing.
“I was wearing those big bathing suits that had as much fabric as possible,” Shields told People. “My daughters were like, ‘Mom, it’s ridiculous.’ It was sort of seeing myself through their eyes and just celebrating things like my butt. Things I just would never want to focus on in my life. Being 55 and saying ‘Wait a minute, women over 50 are not done.’”
Continued the sexy star, “If you’re that age, especially if you are an actress, it’s like ‘you’ve had your career, relax,’ but I think I’m just starting.”
Growing up, Shields admitted she “wasn’t in touch with [her body]” and “almost didn’t want to know it existed.”
“I was a model, mostly covers, so it was sort of neck up. All about the face and eyebrows. My way of approaching the subject was just not to think about it,” she recalled.
But with the support of her children and a body-positive personal trainer, the “Suddenly Susan” star has learned to love her shape and show it off.
“I was never skinny. I was always athletic which means you don’t fit in the sample sizes,” she explained. “My daughters say I’m curvy … I watch them celebrate it. I’m learning from them and they always say you’re better off with something that shows your body rather than a muumuu.”
Of course, those awesome abs and arms don’t come easy. “Listen, I work hard at it. Every day, this summer I worked out,” Shields told People.
“I kind of earned my confidence. I’m still going to get the right angle, mind you. And lighting.”
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