Martha Stewart, 81, becomes oldest person to grace 2023 SI Swimsuit cover

TV and social media personality Martha Stewart has just made history. At 81 years old, she is the oldest model to pose on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition, dethroning dietitian Maye Musk, who claimed that distinction at age 74.

“To be on the cover at my age was a challenge. And I think I met the challenge,” Stewart said in a “Today” show interview.

Posing in daring swimsuits, Stewart admitted that it was kind of a request she have never had before.

Backed in November 2022, she was asked to join the magazine’s cover shoot. She posed in 10 different swimsuits during a photo shoot on an island in the Dominican Republic, which took place in the latter part of January 2023.

When asked about her reaction to the photo shoot, she said it was “so much fun” and the cover photo “turned out OK”.

Stewart joins actress Megan Fox, singer Kim Petras, and model Brooks Nader who were each honored with their own 2023 SI Swimsuit covers.

The popular lifestyle guru and entrepreneur is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. But before she became a household name, she worked as a brand model during her teenage years.