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It seems like trolls on the internet are a reality of life these days. Some people may choose to sit back and try to disregard or ignore the hateful comments, but not Sailor Brinkley Cook, the 18-year-old daughter of model Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook.
Sailor, who recently started her freshman year of college, is regularly featured in photos with her iconic mom. But social media being what it is — a number of people tend to chime in with comments that are less than kind.
Wanting to address those online bullies, Sailor took to Instagram, posting some of the negative comments directed at her along with a "super long and super rant-y" caption that's totally inspiring in its emotional maturity and take-no-guff attitude.
(Note: Post has some vulgar language.)
While, celebrities often share photos with their children, prompting fans to call out the resemblance (see: Reese Witherspoon and Cindy Crawford), it's the mean-spirited comparison comments Sailor finds "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?" Sailor, who is signed with IMG Models, notes.
"I am my own person," she adds.
And guess what? Mom, 62, totally has her back, posting this lovely Instagram video and comment:
Christie's been giving her daughter advice about all of this for years, explaining in Hamptons Magazine in 2013, "I told her ... those comment threads are an invitation for the bitter and disenfranchised to hide behind a fake name and try to tear you down — and nobody needs that in life."
And thus far, Sailor says she's been cheered by the feedback she's gotten since the post appeared:
The inner beauty of both these women is clearly shining through here. We're proud of both Sailor and Christie!
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