Martha Stewart, 81, becomes oldest Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover star

Martha Stewart has become the oldest ever cover model for Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit edition at the age of 81.

The businesswoman and presenter was one of four cover models chosen for the issue, alongside Megan Fox, musician Kim Petras and model Brooks Nader.

Ms Stewart was photographed in various swimsuits in the Dominican Republic.

She told the magazine that she wanted to inspire other women and said she was thrilled to appear on the cover.

“I don’t think about age very much, but I thought that this is kind of historic and that I better look really good,” she said.

Colombian-born photographer Ruven Afanador took the pictures, which show Ms Stewart wearing a white one-piece swimsuit on the front page of the magazine.

“My motto has always been: ‘when you’re through changing, you’re through’, so I thought, why not be up for this opportunity of a lifetime?” she wrote on Instagram.

“I hope this cover inspires you to challenge yourself to try new things, no matter what…

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