Just a few days before her 55th birthday, Brooke Shields showed her Instagram followers that age is just a number.
The former child actress and model took to social media on May 26 to share two pictures of herself in a neon orange bikini — and she looked incredible.
Brooke posted the images to promote an online workout session with her trainer, Ngo Okafor, for Self magazine. "TONIGHT at 6:30pm ET I'm going live with @catchngo on @selfmagazine 💕 Tune in and join us for a full body work out at home!" she captioned the slideshow.
Celeb pals weighed in in the comments, with comedian-author Ali Wentworth writing, "Oh hi gorgeous!!! My butt looks EXACTLY like yours!" and model-photographer Helena Christensen commenting, "It seems to work baby 💥🔥."
Supermodel Cindy Crawford commented with three fire emojis and "Gossip Girl" star Kelly Rutherford sent Brooke a heart emoji.
Brooke regularly posts clips and photos of herself working out on Instagram and has been trying to add something new each week during coronavirus lockdown to encourage her followers to stay active at home.
In an interview with Fox News that aired on May 13, Brooke opened up about her current approach to fitness. "My approach to working out comes from more of a rehab approach because I had a partial knee replacement and I'm sort of preparing to have a full knee replacement on my other knee," she said. "It really stems from the maintenance aspect of continuing to activate my muscles. It really started off as me calling my trainer and saying, 'Please, can you FaceTime with me and tell me what I can do?' And it grew from there."
According to Brooke, "I never really used to work out. I would just dance primarily — that was my main thing. And then I realized after being stuck at home for such a long period of time, depression started to creep in. I also realized that when I got my heart rate up and the adrenaline was going, I started feeling better mentally. It just stopped me from getting depressed."
These days, she works out about four days a week. "And I do one day of rest or one day of yoga or just one day of walking. I try to vary it. You can lift things that are heavy, a dishrag can give an unbelievable hamstring workout. Even vacuuming the house nonstop can break a sweat," she said, adding, "I think it's all about committing to doing something, whether it's an online yoga class, a Zoom session with a trainer — it becomes more of an opportunity than a chore."
She said she has no desire to be able to fit in the Calvin Klein jeans she famously modeled as a 15-year-old in 1980. "I can get into them, but it looks painful," the "Suddenly Susan" actress told Fox News. "I recently found them, [but] I think the last time I fit into them comfortably was probably while I was in 'Wonderful Town' on Broadway [in 2004]. They're so high waisted. When I was that age, I was built like a little boy. I don't have any desire to fit back into them."
Brooke — who stands 6 feet tall — said she's learned to embrace the changes her body has been through since her early modeling days. "I've had two children and I've grown into a more womanly shape that I feel comfortable in and that I'm proud of. I'm celebrating who I am now, not trying to get the body I had when I was 15," she said. "One of the messages I want to share with other women is to celebrate yourself. Own your curves and strengths rather than trying to look like somebody else or be skinny. I'd rather be strong and fit than anything else."