The 2022 Sports Illustrated Runway Show took place on July 16th this year. And a 90's icon made a major splash, alongside her daughter.
Denise Austin, 65, and her daughter Katie Austin, 29, hit the stage. Denise Austin, known for her "8-minute abs" workout from the 80's and 90's, has sold over 24 million exercise videos and DVDs.
And here's what Denise had to say about the experience:
"It was the most incredible feeling in the world to walk the SI Swimsuit Runway Show with my daughter Katie. The pure joy we shared together will last a lifetime… I am truly a proud mama! It was such a great mother/daughter moment that was priceless. I just feel so grateful to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit family for inviting me to join Katie and be their first mother/daughter duo to walk the runway. I just want women to feel confident in their bodies no matter their age. I hope to inspire women over 50 to live a healthier lifestyle. Live life to the fullest. You are worth it!"
And Katie, a fitness influencer herself, added:
"My mom is my inspiration for everything. She’s my biggest supporter, mentor and best friend who highly encouraged me to do Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, so the fact I can walk with her in the show is a full circle moment. I love her ‘80s and ’90s style, but back then, everyone seemed kind of obsessed with being perfect on camera, you know? That’s not right for me. I’m a lot more candid. So I’ll have a cocktail while making a video sometimes, and I get these texts from my mom saying, ‘Katie, stop drinking tequila on TikTok.’ And I’m like, ‘Sorry mom. I will never not drink on TikTok.’ She doesn’t get it."