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How Martha Stewart ‘Met the Challenge’ Prepping for Her Stunning ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’ Edition Cover Shoot

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Martha Stewart was destined for this great role as the oldest swimsuit model ever featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Her poolside thirst-trap snapshot might have set the wheels in motion because at 81, the lifestyle guru is hotter than she’s ever been. Of course, like every model, there was a bit of prep before the photoshoot. 

“To be on the cover at my age was a challenge. And I think I met the challenge,” Stewart proudly said on the Today show on Monday. She wanted to look her best in the stunning white Aruba one-piece swimsuit by Monday Swimwear that she sported on the cover, so she stepped up her exercise regimen and cut a few things out of her diet, temporarily. “I didn’t starve myself, but I didn’t eat any bread or pasta for a couple of months,” she explained. “I went to Pilates every other day and that was great; I’m still going to Pilates every other day ’cause it’s so great. And I just, I live a clean life anyway — good diet and good exercise and healthy skincare and all of that stuff.”

A Pilates home workout can easily be achieved with minimal equipment, like this affordable $30.99 barre kit with resistance bands, to get the body strong and toned. Even though Stewart is a master in the kitchen, utilizing home meal kits, like Amazon Kitchen’s delicious options, are a great way to stay on track. And since skincare is always a priority when you’re out in the sun, we are sure Stewart lathered up with sunscreen to keep those damaging rays at bay — Supergroup! Glowscreen is the perfect choice for a goddess like Stewart.

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The queen of home decor also has a message for everyone after her remarkable achievement and it’s really solid advice: “I think all of us should think about good living, successfully living, and not aging. The whole aging thing is so boring. You know what I mean?” Yep, we know exactly what she’s talking about because at 81, Stewart is officially a supermodel.

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