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Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor: 'Stop comparing me to my mother'

"Comparison to others is toxic and unhealthy," the teenager said.

By Annie Martin
Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor: 'Stop comparing me to my mother'
Sailor Brinkley Cook at the Style Awards on September 4, 2013. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook is sick of being compared to her supermodel mom.

The 18-year-old burgeoning model told off critics in a lengthy post Wednesday after Brinkley shared a photo of herself and Sailor in matching outfits on Instagram the day previous.

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"Everyone needs to stop putting me and my siblings and me and my mother in competition," Cook wrote. "I believe comparison will kill you. Comparison to others is toxic and unhealthy. Why should I care if I am not as 'pretty' as someone else?"

"Believe it or not I am my own person with my own beliefs and own thoughts and my own face!" she said. "Being constantly compared to her 50+ years of success at only 18 years old? And being told I could never amount to what she was and what she looks like? Doesn't feel great."

Brinkley had posted the picture after moving Cook into her new home near Parsons school in New York. Social media users unflatteringly compared the teenager to her mom and criticized her choice of college.

"Sorry, but she looks nothing like her mother. She's average looking at best," one person wrote.

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"Parsons is the ultimate NYC school for do-nothing trust fund babies," another added.

Sailor Brinkley Cook (R) faced criticism after her mom, Christie Brinkley, shared this photo on Instagram. Photo by Christie Brinkley/Instagram

Cook is Brinkley's only child with husband Peter Cook. The supermodel is also mom to 30-year-old daughter Alexa Ray Joel with Billy Joel and 21-year-old son Jack Brinkley Cook with Richard Taubman.

"My mom is a model, so it's something I've always wanted to do. I started when I was 14!" Cook had said in the September 2015 issue of Seventeen. "[After high school I'm going to] Parsons. I want to study photography there."

Alright alright. This is going to be super long and super rant-y. Im sorry in advance. So, I usually never read the comment section under any stupid article about me.. And when i do i usually never take the comments to heart.. But i am so fed up. First of all- everyone needs to stop putting me and my siblings and me and my mother in competition. I believe comparison will kill you. Comparison to others is toxic and unhealthy.. As long as I am happy healthy and kind to others why should i care if i am not as 'pretty' as someone else ? Let alone not as 'pretty' as my own blood relatives? Secondly- Pushing down the school i worked my ass off for 4 years to get into, saying its for do-nothing trust fund babies, is not only stereotyping a scholastic community but is just plain incorrect and rude! I know many kids enrolled in Parsons who are the most hard working and passionate students in all of new york. And lastly.. The subject i have been meaning to touch on publicly for years- stop. comparing. me. to. my. mother. Believe it or not I am my own person with my own beliefs and own thoughts and my own face! Eyes smile teeth forehead! All mine! The whole shabang! Yes i am so fortunate that my mother is my mother.. And she will always be an inspiration to me... But being constantly compared to her 50+ years of success at only 18 years old? And being told I could never amount to what she was and what she looks like? Doesn't feel great. I just will never understand these people who WANT to make me feel badly, who WANT to tell an 18 year old girl she cant follow her dreams because if she does she WONT BE AS GOOD AS HER MOM WAS. I'm just a person figuring out what i want to do and what makes me happy. Leave me alone. My one wish is that these people can get off their computers, go chase a sunset, kiss someone they love, pursue one of their dreams and STOP making an 18 year old girl feel constantly inferior and hurt. Lets just fuckin spread love you guys. And pleaseeeee stop trolling me. Thank u🙏🏼

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