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Christie Brinkley’s Daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook Admits It’s Hard to Be Compared to Her Model Mom

For Sailor Brinkley Cook, following in her famous mom’s footsteps has never been easy.

In a candid new interview, Christie Brinkley‘s 18-year-old daughter admitted it’s tough for her to always be compared to her model mom.

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“I grew up looking at these photos of my mom, never thinking that I would ever be able to do that,” Sailor recently told People.

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Christie and Sailor in November 2016.

Christie’s youngest child — she’s also mom to a 31-year-old daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, and a 21-year-old son, Jack Paris Brinkley Cook — began her own showbiz career at age 15 when she started modeling.

“To be compared to my mother who has this extremely successful career under her belt when I’m just getting started? And to have people say I’m never going to have what she has or be what she is. I’m not trying to be her. But I’m fine. I don’t get hurt by this stuff,” Sailor said.

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Earlier this week, Christie, 63, and her two daughters made headlines for appearing in the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. “It was just such a surreal moment for me because I’ve looked up to all the SI models and my mom — they’ve always been my inspirations,” Sailor said of the experience.

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Alexa Ray, Christie and Sailor in SI.

Christie revealed her fun return to SI via Instagram on the evening of Monday, Feb. 6. “Yes! I am excited to announce that I am back in @SI_Swimsuit… I figured with my gorgeous daughters, @AlexaRayJoel and @SailorBrinkleyCook, by my side, who’s going to be looking at me?” she wrote.

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“Oh, and my kids think I walk on water, so let’s not mention the apple box concealed just under the surface… Thank you, Sports Illustrated, for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date!” the proud mom continued.

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