Christie Brinkley IS BAAAAACK!

Christie Brinkley, who's coming off hip replacement surgery and who turns 67 in three weeks, is officially back in the Instagram beach bikini game. Take notes, Instagram models who have a hard time getting out of your favorite sweatpants for a yoga session. Christie took approximately five weeks off after surgery, but now she's back, crushing the IG content game and jumping off boats to clean the oceans.

"New Year, New Hip! Yes that’s a band aid on my hip. I injured my hip in a back country skiing helicopter crash on a mountaintop in Telluride many years ago. The pain in my hip got a little bit worse each year," Brinkley wrote last week.

"12 years ago I was told it needed to be replaced but the surgery was daunting ! And I had things to do! But quarantine put a damper on any plans so I decided to finally take time for myself and do something about the pain that had progressively influenced my decisions. I wanted to be ready to be able to say yes to opportunity.

"I had my surgery at Thanksgiving and I was dancing in my kitchen by New Years Eve and today I put on my long fins and explored the coral reefs propelled by my new hip! I’m writing all this to say If you’ve been putting something off that could improve your well-being but hesitate out of some sort of fear, I suggest learning as much as you can about the process and the results and expectations. I found the best Doctor for my circumstances and voila! I can’t tell you how happy I am to have done this.

"Now I can focus on getting back in shape and rebuilding my strength. Never to old to get hip! 😜 PS This was an early morning dive ( literally jumped out of bed and into the boat) so the sun was low snd raked highlighting the particles in the water I’m sure to have clearer shots in the days ahead!"

You have Salma Hayek declaring she's BAAAAACK. Kate Upton declared the same thing and you guys already know Paulina Gretzky started the trend on Halloween night 2020. But they didn't have to go on the disabled list last year. Christie Brinkley put the work in, got the hip in game shape and now here she is, BAAAAACK to crank out content.

Advantage: Brinkley.

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Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America. Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league. Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.