Looking better than ever, the 56-year-old supermodel was in New York City to receive the annual HBA Positively Beautiful Award for her work on behalf of SMILE TRAIN.
With a staff of just 24 employees worldwide, Smile Train is responsible for over 190 000 cleft repair surgeries since the year 2000.
The Positively Beautiful Award was established by HBA Global to annually recognize a celebrity who uses their name and talents to further a cause that champions inner beauty and self-esteem building.
“Christie Brinkley has one of the most recognizable smiles in the world, and she knows the importance a new smile will make in these children lives who are born with clefts lip and palate. Her awareness building for Smile Train is helping millions of deserving children find their ‘inner beauty’ and giving them a second chance at life,” says Jill Birkett, brand director, Beauty & Wellness, of HBA Global Expo. “We are extremely proud to present Ms. Brinkley with this year’s ‘Positively Beautiful’ award and recognize the beauty of her commitment to the empowerment of disadvantaged children.”
Christie is involved in many other worldwide and local New York charitable endeavors and is on the board of directors for STAR (Standing for Truth about Radiation) and helped make nuclear security a top national priority program. The most important role in her career, as a mother of three, has also been inspiring and garnered her numerous “Mother of the Year” honors.