There's no better way to remind me how old I'm getting (apart from looking in a mirror) than to show me how the hotties from my youth are coming along. Case in point, former bikini model extraordinaire Kathy Ireland, who's turning the big 5-0 today. Damn, that's just nuts. You folks out there rapidly calcifying like myself might recall the time, back before Kate Upton even existed on this planet, when Kathy was the big thing on the cover of all the SI swimsuit mags. There was no way to imagine an issue that didn't feature Kathy sprawled out in various choice swimming items of minimum body coverage. If she'd just stuck with that things would have been great. Unfortunately she also decided to embark on the most ill-advised acting career ever. So horrible an actress was she that even the MST3K guys could fully encapsulate her awfulness. Thankfully that didn't last long. Nowadays, Kathy has parlayed her modelling fame into a $2 billion dollar empire, selling all kinds of lifestyle shit from bath towels to furniture, all bearing her name. Kathy set the example that many a model would follow in her wake. Now every model has their own clothing line. And she still looks pretty good. Not a bad way to end up. Congrats, Kathy and Happy Birthday! Now please stop getting older.
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