Model Paulina Porizkova is beloved by her fans due to her extremely candid social media posts.
The now 57-year-old model continued to show her authentic self to her Instagram followers on Friday morning when she posted a close-up selfie of her face and dished on the cosmetic surgeries that she’s had over the years.
Model Paulina Porizkova Claps Back At Cosmetic Surgeon Who Wanted To ‘Improve’ Her Face
Paulina was the first Central European woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1984 at age 18. In 1988, she earned a $6M contract with Estée Lauder, which, at the time, was the highest-paying modeling contract ever.
She shared a close-up photo of her face, which she says she had posted on Instagram before. Although she thought she “looked great” in the photo, she said that her photo was reposted “here on IG by a cosmetic surgeon” who discussed “in detail what I needed done.”
Although she didn’t name the surgeon in her post, she proceeded to name some of the “improvements” that the cosmetic surgeon suggested: “Those pesky hollows under my cheeks could be gotten rid of with fillers, Botox for my forehead, those wrinkles on the side of my mouth, and the chords in my neck, and a whole bunch of lasers to tighten and smooth and tighten everything.”
She added that she was looking for the post this morning to include, but said that it looks like it “has since been deleted.”
Paulina Gets Candid About What Treatments She’s Had Done, Including Laser Treatments
“This is what an older woman in the public eye gets to deal with,” Paulina continued. “I’m told my face needs ‘fixing’. It has somehow gone ‘wrong’ by aging. Is it any wonder that most of us who have the means will resort to some forms of fixing what we’re told is broken?”
“For the record, I have had laser treatments. And the plasma pen,” she explained. “I’d like to strike a balance between being proud to look my age and still get to feel pretty at times. In my job, I’m faced with my own face in almost unnatural detail – and although I have come to accept most of it, I still have a rough time accepting it all.”
Paulina went on to say that claiming a woman “needs” to have work done to be considered attractive is just another form of body-shaming. ‘
“But telling a woman what she ‘needs to do herself in order to be seen as attractive, whether it’s hair color, makeup, ski creams or clothing – or the more invasive options – is shaming her,” she continued. “Every time you catch yourself thinking or saying ‘you know, you should…’ to a friend, stop for a moment. If she doesn’t ask for help, are you really helping?”
Model Paulina Porizkova Says Her Body Is Somewhere ‘Between J-Lo and Betty White’
Paulina closed off her post, saying, “Find what you think is beautiful in your friends and point it out. The best way to support one another is to celebrate what is already there.” She also included several hashtags at the bottom of the post, including #betweenjloandbettywhite.
She also included the hashtags #graypride, #beauty, #acceptance, #sisterhood, and #you’rebeautifuljustthewayyouare.
Fans and famous friends rallied around her post, including TV personality Nigel Parker, who wrote, “You can’t fix perfection. Which is what we all can be if we allow ourselves the compassion to believe xx.” Paulina agreed, writing, “well said!”
“RHOBH” star Lisa Rinna commented, “Hi Beauty!!!” to which Paulina replied, “hello back gorgeous!”
Author Sandy Linter wrote, “The photo is beautiful. When a doctor gets their license it doesn’t give them the license to critique you publicly. of course they took it down.”
Fitness coach Ashley Borden commented, “May we all be this lucky to have your natural beauty inside and out. And by the way – kindness and humanity is a beauty that can’t be purchased and doesn’t age.” Paulina replied, “Thank you Ashley. And I firmly believe we all are beautiful – and there are a lot of shortsighted people who just can’t see it.”
Ashley replied, “I’m right there with you. Beauty is the eye of the beholder 😍 there is nothing more beautiful than confidence and kindness.”