Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor slips into her mother's blue Dancing With The Stars costume without alterations as she subs for her after injury
Christie Brinkley broke her arm while rehearsing for the hit series Dancing With The Stars.
The blonde model, 65, now has to drop out of the competition show, which will debut on Monday evening.
But there is good news: her 21-year-old supermodel daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook will take her place. And on Monday the young star was seen slipping into her mother's blue costume without having to do any alterations.
OUT! Christie Brinkley broke her arm while rehearsing on Dancing With The Stars. The blonde model, 65, now has to drop out of the competition show. But there is good news: her supermodel daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook will take her place; last seen on Sunday seen preparing for the show
She has mom's outfit on: On Monday Christie shared this image with her daughter in her dress
Christie made a statement on Monday.
She shared an image of Sailor in her blue outfit that she wore on Sunday during rehearsal and wrote: 'Sailor Breezes I n to Save the Day! I just broke my arm into a 1000 pieces requiring surgery with a metal plate and screws to hold my arm together..Im so sorry! Only something like that cold stop me from continuing to dance with my wonderful coach...I was having a blast!
'It was quite literally a crushing disappointment ,i never ever want to let anyone down, so I looked for a silver lining and i think this one is solid gold!
Double take: Christie, left, looked wonderful in the little blue suit. And her mini me, right, looked just as good. Incredibly, they are the exact same size
'But first Iwould have to convince Sailor to replace me , (Alexa has commitments in NY including her upcoming Cabaret Show l @cafecarlyle )
'But my student/ @imgmodels Sailor would have to overcome serious stage fright! Sailor always meets her challenges head on and realized she did not want to be defined by her fears so with just hours to learn my routine she is turning my defeat or should i say two left feat into her own victory of courage!
'So Ladies and Gents I give you my beautiful Sunflower Sailor Lee. And i think you are all going to have a blast together on this season of @dancingabc ! Sorry for the typos it’s my right arm! And Sailor Thank you for taking a very disappointing turn of events into something very special!
For mommy: 'I'm doing this mostly for my mom! I just want to make her happy and make her proud,' she told GMA on Monday
Heartbreaking: 'She loved doing this, she loves dancing and she loves performing and getting hurt was her worst nightmare'
'you know Showbiz is all about getting a break and I guess you can say Sailor and I both got one on this season of @dancingabc.'
Brinkley-Cook now has just hours to learn her mother's entire dance routine. Luckily, her mother's costumes are a perfect fit with no alterations required.
'I'm doing this mostly for my mom! I just want to make her happy and make her proud,' she told GMA on Monday.
'She loved doing this, she loves dancing and she loves performing and getting hurt was her worst nightmare.'
On Monday morning ABC released a statement on the Sports Illustrated star's departure.
Her clan: From left, Jack Brinkley Cook, Christie, Alexa Ray Joel and Sailor on February 2 in NYC
But can she Rumba? Sailor is a beauty with a good modeling portfolio but it is not known if she can dance; seen on September 5 in NYC
'While rehearsing for the premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Christie Brinkley suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm,' the release said.
'She is unable to continue her planned participation on the show. Keeping it all in the family, her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook, a Sports Illustrated model, has chosen to quickly step in with hours to learn the entire routine and will compete in her mother's place for the remainder of the season.
'We wish Christie a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in the audience, whenever possible, proudly supporting Sailor.'
The bombshell was all set to debut on season 28 of Dancing with the Stars on Monday.
But now she will have to sit it out in the audience with her daughter Alexa Ray Joel as they watch Sailor try the Samba.
Watch it happen: Amazingly, a video was taken at the time of the nasty fall and it was aired on Good Morning America
Ouch: She has on a lilac top and a gold skirt as she does a move with her partner. After she puts her hands out, she falls on her bottom
Ugh it is bad: The Vogue model appears to be in deep pain as she makes a scary face
Uh-oh, it's serious: After she is down, she holds onto her right hand and wrist
Amazingly, a video was taken at the time of the nasty fall and it was aired on Good Morning America.
She has on a lilac top and a gold skirt as she does a move with her partner. After she puts her hands out, she falls on her bottom.
After she is down, she holds onto her right hand and wrist as she appears to be in deep pain.
Brinkley looked excited to compete on the show on Sunday as she took to Instagram during a fitting.
She showed off her model body and dancer form in a blue leotard, captioning the photo: 'I'm so excited for tomorrow's show!'
Sad loss: The cover girl (far right) was the top draw on the show that includes Hannah Brown, Lamar Odom, Sean Spicer, Mary Wilson, Ally Brooke, Ray Lewis, Karamo, Kate Flannery, James Van Derk Beek, Lauren Alaina, Kel Mitchell
Black-tie chic: The cast recently dressed to the nines in black-tie chic looks for the season's promo shoot
Brinkley also included an inspirational quote by Pope Pius: 'To live without risk is to risk not living.'
The outfit featured long sheer sleeves, jewels running down the front and fringe around the hem.
In addition, the beauty posted a boomerang of herself doing a twist in the outfit as the fringe twirled with her hips.
The National Lampoon's Vacation star was spotted last week walking into rehearsals with her co-stars.
She wore a lilac sweater with a built-in belt tied at the waist, paired with some skintight black bike shorts, which showed off her toned legs.
This season also features Lauren Alaina, Ally Brooke, Hannah Brown, Karamo Brown, Kate Flannery, Ray Lewis, Kel Mitchell, Lamar Odom, Sean Spicer, James Van Der Beek and Mary Wilson.
Rehearsals: The National Lampoon's Vacation star was spotted last week walking into rehearsals with her co-stars
The cast recently dressed to the nines in black-tie chic looks for the season's promo shoot.
This season is the first in which the show is not announcing which pro dancer each celeb is partnered with until the premiere.
Brinkley took to Instagram last week with a photo of herself and her partner rehearsing, his identity concealed head-to-toe with drooling emojis.
Mystery partner: Brinkley took to Instagram last week with a photo of herself and her partner rehearsing, his identity concealed head-to-toe with drooling emojis