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Christie Brinkley: I haven't had plastic surgery but would consider it

Christie Brinkley looks decades younger than her age, and doesn't rule out getting plastic surgery. The blonde beauty turns 60 on Feb. 2.

Christie Brinkley credits her age-defying beauty to a vegetarian diet and yoga workouts.
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"I'd never say never [to plastic surgery]," Brinkley told People. "But there are so many other non-invasive choices that address sagging, wrinkling and discoloration."

Brinkley, who implied she has not had plastic surgery, said her beauty secrets include "special facials" once a month to smooth out wrinkles.

In 2010, the NY Post reported that Christie got a facelift the day before her daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, got a nose job. Alexa Ray confirmed she got a nose job, allegedly to treat a deviated septum, but Brinkley was coy about her rumored face lift.

"Throughout Christie's career people have speculated that she’s done this or that, which she always chooses to take as a compliment," said her rep. A before-and-after comparison of Brinkley's face in 2009 and 2014 (see photo above) suggests she had something done.

While a celebrity getting plastic surgery is hardly shocking, experts say beautiful older women like Christie should admit their cosmetic enhancements because hiding them does a disservice to "regular" women, who get frustrated they don't look as young despite diet, exercise, and tons of so-called anti-aging lotions.

Everyone knows Brinkley is a natural beauty based on her early modeling photos. Besides, there's nothing wrong with getting surgery if it makes you look and feel better, so why hide it?

And whether she had plastic surgery or not during her forties and fifties, Brinkley is drop-dead gorgeous, and no amount of surgery can give you a hot body like hers.

Brinkley said the secret to her youthful physique is a healthy, vegetarian diet (which she has followed since age 13) and daily workouts, including spinning, running, lifting weights, calisthenics and yoga.

Christie said she does 100 push-ups every day and does leg lifts while brushing her teeth. The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl isn't afraid of getting older, insisting a positive attitude is what makes one youthful.

"I don't believe in allowing my age to define me," she said. "And I really believe attitude plays a huge part in how you feel."

"I would be remiss when talking about beauty secrets to not say that one of the best is to care about the world around you. That's what really matters. Even when I'll be sitting here with gray hair and Georgia O'Keeffe wrinkles, people are going to say, 'There is just something youthful about her.'"