Model Sailor

Fifteen with a burgeoning career, Sailor Brinkley-Cook has signed to IMG and already appeared in coveted Teen Vogue. She swung by the MDC office to talk high school, modeling and of course her fabulous supermodel momma, Christie.

Interview by Kristen Bolt

When did you decide to become a model?

I went through a somewhat awkward stage when I was younger and when I finally started to work out, take care of my health, and overall grow up I thought modeling would be a fun thing to try out. It’s been amazing so far and I’m so excited to see where it goes.

Does your mom give you advice on the industry?

Yes, all the time. She always reminds me that my career might be a hit, but it also might not, so I should never let any little bit of fame in the industry make me get conceited. I should always try and keep a good head on my shoulders.

Who would you like to work with in the future?

There’s always the supermodels that any up and coming model would dream to work with (including me) like Cara Delevigne, Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss, Barbara Palvin, etc. But the more realistic ones would be maybe Ireland Baldwin or some of the new models around my age who I somewhat know/am friends with. Imagine how fun it would be to see a little “Baldwin and Brinkley” segment in a magazine! Haha!

Any model inspirations?
Ooh I have so many. Of course, my mom. But recently I have been fawning over models like Candice Swanepoel and Rosie HW. I am in love with Candice’s body…it’s been my inspiration for months when I go to the gym!!

How do you balance being a teenager and starting a career?
Just like I have said before…I Always keep a good head on my shoulders. I think having to juggle between doing my homework and going to photo shoots really actually grounds me in the journey of starting my career.


  1. A truly pretty girl, but I am not sure she is a model. Having said that, I said the same of Doutzen back in 2004, and look what happened!

  2. Beautiful gal & spirit! Who you know, might get your foot in the door “if” you’re lucky — but ability, attitude & appearance gets you hired.

    Having a dream & going for it is as exciting as the journey along the way. Your work we’ve seen so far, along with your humble enthusiasm will no doubt pave the way to a very fulfilling career. Congratulations, Sailor!!

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