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Martha Stewart Just Made History With Her 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Cover—And It's Iconic

The 81-year-old lifestyle guru is the oldest person to ever grace the magazine's cover for their legendary swimsuit edition.

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Martha Stewart just made history... okay that part should come as no surprise.

But she just made history as Sports IllustratedSwimsuit's oldest cover model at 81 years old, a year after Maye Musk took the crown at the age of 74.

Stewart told the magazine:

"Usually I'm motivated by pay."
"But this time I was motivated by showing people that a woman my age could still look good, feel good, be good."

You can see the stunning cover below.

Stewart added:

"I thought that this is kind of historic and that I better look really good."

And that she did.

She shared a sit down with the issue's editor MJ Day on her podcast where they discussed the photoshoot and shared more photos.

You can watch an excerpt here:

Friends and fans commented on her Instagram post.

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Fans on Twitter agreed and sang the praises of the icon.











SI Swimsuit editor in chief MJ Day said of Stewart:

"Never in her life has she let her circumstances dictate her outcome."
"She's changed with the times - always one step ahead, it seems - to build a wide-reaching business empire."

Day also shared in a statement provided to Yahoo Life:

"While the industry wavers on its arbitrary notion of beauty, our issue has stayed the course, showcasing the women of today, the women shaping the future."
"Martha Stewart is a legend. The definition of a great female entrepreneur who built a dynasty against insurmountable odds."

And there's a reason for that, as Stewart explained:

"My motto is, when you're through changing, you're through."

You can get a sneak peak from inside the magazine below.

Brava, Ms. Stewart 🔥