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Was Martha Stewart's pool pic a 'thirst trap'? Here's what she says

The lifestyle guru, 78, said she "thought I looked great coming out of the pool."
/ Source: TODAY

Martha Stewart knows she looked fabulous in the sultry pool selfie she recently shared on Instagram. But don't accuse the 78-year-old lifestyle guru of posting the pic as a "thirst trap."

"I don't even know what that is," Stewart told Entertainment Tonight. But after it was explained to her that a "thirst trap" is a social media post that's meant to sexually entice viewers, the former fashion model changed her mind.

"That's definitely a thirst trap," she said of the steamy pic. Stewart said she shared the photo because she "just thought I looked great coming out of the pool."

"My camera came on backwards, you know, selfie mode, and I looked so nice. The sun was on my face. I thought, 'Oh, that looks pretty,' so I took the picture. It looked good," she said.

Martha Stewart
Stewart said she shared the stunning selfie because she "just thought I looked great coming out of the pool."Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Images

As for how she stays in fantastic shape, the domestic diva, whose new HGTV series, "Martha Knows Best," debuts Friday, highly recommends a little adventure once in a while.

"Just eat well, exercise well, garden, climb mountains," she said. "I climbed Kilimanjaro. For goodness sake, I went up into the Himalayas. You have to do that kind of stuff. That's the kind of stuff that keeps one vibrant and young and it's important."

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Stewart also joked that she intends to ignore her 79th birthday on Aug. 3.

"I'm finished with birthdays, darling," she quipped. "We're going backwards now."