06/24/2013 05:57 pm ET

Christie Brinkley Magazine Interview Reveals She Used To Feel 'Fat'


Christie Brinkley, a gorgeous and successful 59-year-old former supermodel who still poses in swimwear, must have confidence through the roof, right? Well, that wasn't always the case.

The blonde stunner revealed in an interview with Haute Living today that even she felt uncomfortable in her own skin when her legendary career began. Feeling nostalgic, Christie confessed:

"I came across an older picture of me that someone had posted on Facebook and I totally remember squirming and feeling very fat while I was shooting it," she says with a laugh. "And I look at it now and think, I was actually really thin! How is it possible that I felt so uncomfortable in that body?"

It's comforting to know that even the most beautiful supermodels experience the same insecurities we do -- and moreover, that those models can eventually realize how misguided their insecurities really are. As model Cameron Russell once pointed out "models are the most physically insecure women on the planet," so any small stride helps. Cindy Crawford has also spoken out about her own self image, stating that she hopes to "come to terms" with her own body by the time she reaches 50. (You'd think Cindy was on pretty good terms with her body already...)

Read the rest of Christie's interview at Haute Living. How do you react when you see old photos of yourself?

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