Gayle King, 69, Stuns in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Proves 'Glamour Is Not an Age'

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Gayle King graced this year's cover to celebrate an exciting milestone Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2024 magazine, a revelation that surprised even her during a live segment CBS Morning.

when Discusses the magazine's 60th anniversary Along with fellow models Kate Upton and Hunter McGrady, 65-year-old King unexpectedly showed off her cover photo, saying, « I'm on the cover?! »

Her initial belief was that her involvement was limited to the inner pages. « They told me I was going to be in! » exclaimed the TV personality, as she sported a geometric-print one-piece bathing suit on the newsstand-bound cover. As the big cover image flashed on the screen, King couldn't hide his excitement: « Is this going to be on the newsstand? Oh my God! »

Gayle King is seen on the set of « The True Barrymore Show » on May 14, 2024 in New York City. The TV personality recently posed for the 2024 issue of 'Sports Illustrated Swim' and discovered…

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The segment, hosted by Nate Burleson, also featured a heartwarming moment in which McGrady commented on King's cover, « Attractiveness isn't an age. Attractiveness isn't a size. Look at how beautiful you are. That's so inspiring to women. All ages. »

King opened up about overcoming her insecurities, recalling her grandmother's advice about her appearance: « You don't have mother nature like other girls have. Maybe you should start wearing makeup like your friend. [Oprah Winfrey].” Reflecting on her cover, King confidently declared, “But when I look at it, I'm fine.”

The surprises didn't stop there. King learned live that he will also appear on the cover of the Legends edition Game chartPosing alongside icons such as Tyra Banks, Paulina Boriskova and Martha Stewart, all dressed in elegant evening gowns.

Behind-the-scenes footage of King's photoshoot in Mexico was shared Oprah Daily Magazine's Instagram, features King in a variety of stylish swimwear, including a bright green halter neck and white vintage-style bathing suit. In the clip, King notes, « I never in a million years thought I'd be standing here in a bathing suit. Game chart – But here I am!”

« Kyle, you look amazing! You're glowing from the inside » and « It's time to show the world that women over 60 still got it!!! 🔥 You go girl! » Actress Viola Davis praised her friend for her big achievement, commenting, « You look beautiful!!!!! Beautiful❤️. »