Alexa Ray Joel may have her dad’s big eyes, but the rest definitely comes from her mama!
The 31-year-old daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, who posed alongside her mom and sister for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue earlier this year, shared a fully topless photo this week. The brunette beauty is seen by the ocean, lightly cupping her hands over her breasts.
“Cultivate and celebrate the skin you’re in; don’t compete, don’t compare,” she wrote. “You’re precious and sacred, whether covered or bare.”
A post shared by Alexa Ray Joel? (@alexarayjoel) on May 20, 2017 at 4:54pm PDT
The photo appears to be a still from Alexa Ray’s Sports Illustrated shoot. She previously shared a number of other snaps from the shoot, but always clad in a black bikini. In February, her younger sister, Sailor, shared set photo of both women sans bikini tops.
A post shared by Sailor Brinkley Cook (@sailorbrinkleycook) on Feb 11, 2017 at 9:34am PST
Sailor is currently traveling with Christie as a volunteer medic in Haiti. Christie is an ambssador for Smile Train, a philanthropic organization that sends doctors to operate on people with cleft palates in impoverished countries.
1975 I made my first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.Yes! That’s actually me under that crazy Parisian perm done for a shoot in France. I almost didn’t go to the casting call for Sports Illustrated because I didn’t know how to deal with that mop, and I didn’t think I was thin enough. But ironically, They are both the reasons I got hired! When I went for my “go-see” I tucked the “Brillo” pad into a beret. Jule Campbell the editor told me as she was doing the final casting she kept thinking about “that girl in the beret”. It had made me stand out! And she liked my weight, because you couldn’t see my bones. I got the job , eventually the cover, ( and a few more covers!) and it changed the course of my career and my life in the best most exciting way! So Ladies, and girls out there, those little things you may think are flaws, may be just the things that make you uniquely you! Don’t ever let your fears hold you back! Be brave in little and in big ways! Have the courage to go for it! And hang on to that attitude because you are never too old for a new adventure! You are never any younger than you are today .. so get up , suck it in, shoulders back chin up, berets on! Smile…ADVENTURE AWAITS!!! @si_swimsuit @mj_day @alexarayjoel @sailorbrinkleycook #sportsillustrated #beyourownkindofbeautiful #thankyouJule Campbell #thankyoumj