Martha Stewart, an esteemed figure at the age of 81, has recently achieved a groundbreaking feat by becoming the oldest woman to grace the cover of the illustrious "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit" magazine. However, the widespread acclaim she received was marred by a deluge of criticism and allegations regarding potential cosmetic enhancements.
Challenging Beauty Standards at 81
Addressing the accusations head-on, Stewart responded to the swirling controversy, firmly stating, "They're very good. There are only a few naysayers saying, 'The pictures are over-retouched.'
But they're not. They are incredibly accurate pictures. I was really pleased that there was not much airbrushing," she candidly expressed in an interview with Variety. Refuting the claims of undergoing surgical interventions to maintain her enviable appearance, Stewart confidently asserted, "Well, it's not true.
I've had absolutely no plastic surgery whatsoever. I have very healthy, good hair. I drink green juice every day. I take my vitamins. I eat very healthfully. I have very good skin doctors. I'm very careful in the sun. I wear hats and I wear sunblock every single day." Moreover, in a previous interaction with the media, Stewart had disclosed her occasional use of injectable fillers to minimize the visibility of wrinkles.
She shared, "I had my regular facials but maybe more frequently, and I also got a spray tan. And I'm not a hairy person, but I got a complete body wax."
Stewart's Authenticity Shines Through on the Cover
The captivating photographs for the magazine's cover were captured in the picturesque backdrop of the Dominican Republic.
Martha Stewart's inclusion in the latest issue of "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit" places her alongside three other remarkable women: actress Meghan Fox, singer Kim Petras, and model Brooks Nader. Martha Stewart's enduring charm and unwavering dedication to self-care serve as an inspiration to many, transcending age-related barriers.
As she gracefully shatters stereotypes and blazes a trail for women of all generations, Stewart's empowering message resounds loud and clear—beauty knows no age, and confidence radiates from within.