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Martha Stewart Featured As 2023 SI Swimsuit Cover Model

Globally renowned businesswoman Martha Stewart made Sports Illustrated Swimsuit history Monday, as the 81-year-old was revealed as the oldest cover model in the publication’s history.

Stewart rose to fame in the 1980s when she began writing cookbooks after her success as a chef. Since those first cookbooks, Stewart is now the best-selling author to 99 books over the course of her career. She launched her magazine, Martha Stewart Living, in 1990.

Stewart made a name for herself in other media as well, including television. Stewart founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which encompasses her magazine and television shows, along with other media products. Throughout her media outlets, she reaches approximately 100 million fans per month.

Martha Stewart poses for the cover of SI Swimsuit.

Martha Stewart is one of four cover models on this year’s SI Swimsuit issue. She was photographed in the Dominican Republic at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas.

Stewart currently hosts three programs on Roku: Martha Gardens, Martha Cooks and Martha Holidays. She also moderates The Martha Stewart Podcast, where she interviews various business leaders, along with friends, in their respective fields.

Stewart opened her first restaurant in August 2022: The Bedford by Martha Stewart, which is located at Paris Las Vegas.

As SI Swim deemed her the “OG of influencers,” people still look to Stewart for home advice. She lists various home, kitchen, dining, fashion and lifestyle products on her website,, along with an Amazon storefront. 

Stewart is also a proud mother and grandmother.

“Never in her life has she let her circumstances dictate her outcome,” SI Swimsuit editor in chief MJ Day says of Stewart. “She’s changed with the times—always one step ahead, it seems—to build a wide-reaching business empire.” 

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