The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model has been sharing many of her candid reflections on aging ahead of her new book, “No Filter,” which hits bookshelves next month.
Paulina Porizkova Praises Stars That ‘Refuse To Be Shamed’ As They Get Older
In her latest Instagram post on Wednesday, October 12, the 57-year-old Central European model shared a few more candid reflections on aging with her millions of Instagram followers.
“To me, it sometimes feels surreal that we have ‘a choice’ in how we appear to be aging,” she began. “You can, like @lisarinna, unapologetically embrace the full spectrum of professional help – or you can, like @_justinebateman_, unapologetically embrace the changes.”
“What I love about both of them is the ‘unapologetic’ part,” she continued, seemingly ignoring the recent controversy surrounding Lisa Rinna, with Kathy Hilton calling her a “bully.” Paulina continued to say that both women “refuse to be shamed and live their lives exactly the way they want. With honesty.”
“Me, I’m in the strange center of the seesaw,” she went on. “One day I want to accept me exactly as I am, the next day I’ll stand pulling the skin in my face back to see what I would look like with a face lift.”
“@carmen_dellorefice speaks of maintenance,” she wrote. “How, if you own a house and the ceiling has cracks chipping paint, why not fix it? While I do not believe we are houses, and I’ve always preferred impractical old houses to new ones, this is coming to haunt me more and more frequently. To fix or not to fix.”
“If you have the means- and are in the public eye – are you somehow wrong NOT to fix?” she asked. “I am, after all, hardly an all-natural beauty if that definition is zero maintenance. My hair is colored, I have bonding on my teeth, I work out, I fast, I use a ton of beauty products, always SPF, and the occasional laser.”
“Can you believe in aging as a privilege and a wonderful new turn of seasons while simultaneously wanting to visually stop the clock a little? I do not know the answer to this,” she admitted. “But what I do know, is that the women I admire and am inspired by, make their own choices based on their preferences, unapologetically.”
“This is ultimately where I hope to land. To be unapologetic about who I am. So I can stay honest,” she concluded, capping off the post with #betweenjloandbettywhite, #aging, #nofilter, and #noapologies. She also added, “NO SHAMING WILL BE TOLERATED ON THIS POST- so if you have something mean to say, know it will be erased.”
Fans and Famous Friends On Paulina’s Thoughts On Aging ‘Unapologetically’
French hairstylist Didier Malige commented, “No fixing is Brigitte Bardot’s choice ..
Some of her close friends are her animals .. Animals do not comment on how you look .. yes ,she does not advertise watch and perfumes ..and has not been acting in a movie for quite some times ….. She is who she is ..”
Danish author Annika von Holdt added, “You know I think you are a masterpiece just the way you are now … and always were. Adults can do whatever they want with their looks. I am not going to judge. But it makes me sad when I see young girls using filters or otherwise manipulating their images/looks to fit the beauty-standard mold – whatever that may be.♥️.” Paulina replied, “as you know- I am NOT a fan of filters. Because those are in fact little lies.”
One fan wrote, “This is such a great post. So much to think about here. And it’s so important to be able to talk about all of this without shaming, guilt, and apologies. Bravo!” Paulina replied, “🙏.”
Another follower commented, “I believe we can do both. Whatever makes us happy. For me, Maybe a little maintenance a little touch up here and there. Somewhere in the middle. But again, it’s what we want to do and what makes us happy, not what anyone else says we should do or shouldn’t do. There’s power in it, power in feeling our best, power in taking control of our own bodies.”