Martha Stewart was photographed by Ruven Afanador in the Dominican Republic for the 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue. She is 81 years young.
“When I heard that I was going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, I thought, Oh, that’s pretty good, I’m going to be the oldest person I think ever on a cover of Sports Illustrated,” Stewart casually admits. “And I don’t think about age very much, but I thought that this is kind of historic.”
The very definition of “influencer,” Stewart reaches more than 100 million fans each month through her magazines, television shows, books and products. She’s the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, a best-selling author (of 99 lifestyle books and counting) and an Emmy Award–winning television show host. Before she became a household name and a lifestyle guru, Stewart worked as a model during her teen years, working with brands such as Chanel and Unilever.
Courtesy of Sports Illustrated.