At 81, Martha Stewart becomes oldest Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model

Sports Illustrated has chosen Martha Stewart as one of its 2023 swimsuit issue models 

She's the oldest model to grace the cover of the annual swimsuit issue, 

surpassing Maye Musk who posed for the special issue in 2022 at 74. 

that she hopes the cover inspires people “to try new things 

Stewart founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in the 1990s .

She's hosted numerous TV shows 

In 2004, Stewart was convicted of lying to the government about a stock sale 

She served five months in prison. 

A red carpet celebrating the 2023 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue will take place Thursday in New York