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Martha Stewart Says She'll Keep Posting "Thirst Traps" at 81: "I Don't Think About Age"

The star went viral for posting a sexy pool selfie in 2020.

As we head into summertime, the weather is getting warmer, the trees are turning green again, and Martha Stewart has confirmed her intention to post more thirst traps. In the summer of 2020, the lifestyle expert went viral for posting a photo of herself posing in her pool, and it sounds like her followers will be getting a selection of selfies like that this year, too. In a new interview with Page Six, the 81-year-old said that she "absolutely" plans to share more thirst traps this summer, and that she isn't letting her age stop her from sharing any seductive photos.

For those unfamiliar with the term, thirst traps are sexy or provocative photos that one shares of themself on social media. While it's more common to see younger stars share sexy pictures on their accounts, Stewart doesn't see why an age limit should be put on the practice. Read on to find out more.

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Stewart teased her future Instagram posts.

Martha Stewart at the opening of "Is There Still Sex in the City?" in 2021
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Speaking to Page Six in a recent interview, Stewart said that she "absolutely" plans to share more thirst traps this summer.

"You'll see what's coming," she promise the outlet. "Good stuff!"

Her age isn't a factor.

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Stewart also said that being 81 years old has no impact on the types of selfies and other photos she chooses to share with the world.

"People like pretty pictures," she said in response to the attention her viral pool photo received.

Of posting photos like these at her age, she said, "I don't think about that. I don't think about age."

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Stewart's selfie went viral in 2020.

In July 2020, Stewart posted the infamous photo of herself in her pool. "My pool in East Hampton is the place to be on a 89 degree day!," the star captioned it. She also shared some details of the pool itself, which she had added to her home 30 years earlier. The post racked up over 200K likes and numerous comments from followers who loved the picture. It was even recreated by Chelsea Handler, which prompted a funny response from Stewart.

Since then, Stewart has shared more posts of her now-signature pouty face, and she's made headlines with other posts, including one in which she promoted Green Mountain Coffee while wearing an apron with nothing underneath. She also shared a video in 2022 in which she talked about her "iconic thirst trap" and shared how to "create the perfect selfie" as an ad for Clé de Peau Beauté.

She revealed how the photo came to be.

Martha Stewart at the High Line 2019 Spring Benefit
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After her pool picture went viral, Stewart spoke to Entertainment Tonight about how it happened. The former model said she "just thought [she] looked great coming out of the pool." She also said that she didn't know what a thirst trap was. After hearing the explanation, the cookbook author agreed, "That's definitely a thirst trap."

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

She also opened up about the provocative apron video.

Stewart later talked about filming her suggestive Green Mountain ad, saying shooting it in just an apron didn't give her any pause.

"I think I look fine and I'm in good shape," Stewart told Yahoo! Life in September 2022. "I'm healthy, I'm vibrant, I'm energetic and I'm still the curious person I've always been. [Posing in only an apron] didn't faze me one iota."

She added, "I walk around in a bathing suit, so if I can walk around in a bathing suit or a strapless dress and feel good, I can walk around in an apron."

Lia Beck
Lia Beck is a writer living in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to Best Life, she has written for Refinery29, Bustle, Hello Giggles, InStyle, and more. Read more
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