Over Thanksgiving break, O's editor at large Gayle King continued her annual holiday tradition of copying her 23-year-old niece's poses on the beach.
"Swipe left for celebration of cellulite cottage cheese thighs," King wrote in the photoshoot's Instagram caption.
What if, instead of spending the holiday season worrying about how you looked, you embraced your appearance? Follow Gayle King's lead. The CBS News This Morning co-anchor, and our editor at large, offered up a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving—by celebrating yourself.
Over the weekend, Gayle uploaded a batch of photos from her tropical vacation to Instagram, which feature her traipsing around a Mexican resort in bathing suits. "Happy to report no photoshop allowed!" Gayle teased in the caption.
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In the photos, Gayle rocks a rainbow one-piece and a pale blue suit with a center fringe, which she also brought on last year's trip. Naturally, Gayle's beach-day outfits are paired with a (waterproof) necklace—it wouldn't be a Gayle look without one.
Of course, Gayle's Thanksgiving photoshoot with her niece, Mackenzye Schwab, is a holiday tradition. During their annual trip to Mexico, Gayle recreates her 23-year-old niece's poses to hilarious, and endearing, effects. Gayle even takes pains to get her niece's expression down just right.
Gayle explained the rules of the game in a post from November 2018: "She picks the pose & I play along .. fav daughter & fav son do not approve. And refused to come .i say Life is short have fun! she’s 22 ..I’m 63.. so who did it best? Swipe left I can take it ...wish I had a two piece suit."
Evidently, sheer fabulousness becomes a bridge between their 41-year age gap. Last year, they leaned on trees and lounged on hammocks.
This GORGEOUS girl is my favorite niece @mknzschwb! She picks the pose & I play along .. fav daughter & fav son do not approve. And refused to come .i say Life is short have fun! she’s 22 ..I’m 63.. so who did it best? Swipe left I can take it ...wish I had a two piece suit...
A post shared by Gayle King (@gayleking) on Nov 27, 2018 at 7:23am PST
And in this batch, Gayle and her niece sit on the dock and walk on the sand.
A post shared by Gayle King (@gayleking) on Dec 2, 2019 at 6:57am PST
The theme for 2019's photoshoot was embracing your body fully. "Swipe left for celebration of cellulite cottage cheese thighs," Gayle wrote.
Actually, judging by her Instagram coverage, the entire trip seemed like a celebration—of life. Which makes us think Gayle has the kind of family you want to party with.
A post shared by Gayle King (@gayleking) on Dec 1, 2019 at 3:11am PST
Considering Gayle works two jobs and often puts in 20-hour days, the vacation was a much-needed break. But her example of self-love? That's something all of us should carry with us, whether we're on vacation or not.
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