Martha Stewart has responded to plastic surgery claims after she made history with her 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover, making her the oldest model to grace the cover of the annual issue.
The 81-year-old TV personality/businesswoman — who’s known for her strict beauty regimen — hit back at critics of her cover and said it’s not true she’d ever gone under the knife, Fox News reported.
“Well, it’s not true,” Stewart said. “I’ve had absolutely no plastic surgery whatsoever.”
The home entrepreneur said she worked hard to get ready for the cover and shared what she’s done to take care of her skin all these year to keep its youthful look.
“I have very healthy, good hair,” Stewart said. “I drink green juice every day. I take my vitamins. I eat very healthfully. I have very good skin doctors.”
“I’m very careful in the sun,” she added. “I wear hats and I wear sunblock every single day.”
“I had my regular facials but maybe more frequently and I also got a spray tan … I’m not a hairy person, but I got a complete body wax,” Stewart continued.
However, the author admitted, “Every now and then there are certain fillers that I can do for a little line here or there, but I hate Botox.”
“It’s a weird thing for me,” she added. “I really and truly don’t do a lot.”
Martha Stewart is continuing to make her mark — this time on the cover of the 2023 SI Swimsuit issue! See her like never before here https://t.co/BcQZcV7R6j
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) May 15, 2023
Speaking to NBC’s “Today” show when the cover was revealed, Stewart said that she was motivated to do it to inspire others.
“Usually I’m motivated by pay. But this time I was motivated by showing people that a woman my age could still look good, feel good, be good,” Stewart said. “I thought that this is kind of historic and that I better look really good.”
“That’s one of my mottos, when you’re through changing, you’re through,” she added. “Change is very good. Evolution is very good, just trying new things.”
Stewart also told NBC that it “was a challenge” to be on the cover at her age and said she hopes other women will be inspired after seeing her on the cover.