Martha Stewart Admits Being Oldest Cover Model for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Is Challenging
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When talking about what went through her mind when she was first offered the gig, the 81-year-old lifestyle guru reveals she avoided eating bread and pasta for a couple of months.

AceShowbiz - Martha Stewart did not take her latest modeling gig lightly. Becoming the oldest cover model for a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at 81, the lifestyle guru admitted during an appearance on "Today" show that it was challenging.

On Monday, May 15, the cookbook author told hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb that she was first asked to be the magazine's cover model in November 2022. She went on to share her thoughts, "That was kind of a request that I've never had before. To be on the cover at my age was a challenge. And I think I met the challenge."

Having only a couple of months to prepare, Martha revealed what she did before the photoshoot day. "I didn't starve myself, but I didn't eat any bread or pasta for a couple of months. I went to Pilates every other day and that was great," she pointed out.

"I'm still going to Pilates every other day 'cause it's so great. I live a clean life, anyway, a pretty good diet, and good exercise. And healthy skincare, and all of that stuff," the former "The Martha Stewart Show" host continued.

Martha additionally shared how the shooting day went. Smiling from ear to ear, she explained, "It was kind of fun. I mean they were prodding me, and pinching me, and pouring water over my head. There's no tricks, actually, no tricks. I mean they tell you you look okay, I mean that's nice. They sort of reinforce that it's okay to be doing what you're doing."

Elsewhere on "Today", Martha opened up about her inspiration. "My mom was my role model. After four kids, she was still wearing a two-piece bathing suit. And she still had two more after that, and she was still wearing a two-piece bathing suit, so that's pretty fabulous. My genes are good," the businesswoman stated.

Martha did not forget to share her view on aging. "I think all of us should think about good living, successfully living, and not aging," she suggested. "The whole aging thing is so boring. You know what I mean? I have a hospital called the Center for Living at Mt. Sinai. I started this hospital with Mt. Sinai and it's all about growing old gracefully."

"We don't think about aging, we think about successful living, and we try to install in people the desire to eat well, exercise well, have friends to have pets - to do all the things that make you happy as you get older. So that's what I'm all about," she added.

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