Paulina Porizkova is standing her floor within the face of criticism.
The supermodel widow of Ric Ocasek isn’t in any respect a stranger to sharing risqué pictures of herself on social media – actually as a method of standing as much as the stigma that growing old girls can’t flaunt their stuff.
Nonetheless, the swimsuit mannequin doubled down on tabling such a notion on Thursday in response to 1 social person who instructed her she focuses “method an excessive amount of” on herself and her bodily options.
“I’m 56, and dwelling my greatest life. After a lifetime spent taking good care of others, I lastly get to do ME,” she exclaimed within the caption of a nude and censored photograph baring all.
“I put up bikini and nude pictures as a result of I lastly really feel good in my pores and skin. I don’t do that for compliments or likes. (Though they’re very good certainly),” Porizkova continued. “I’m doing it since you see 1000’s of photographs of youthful girls in the identical conditions. That’s what you’re used to seeing. Nobody tells them to place their garments on.”
Added the Vogue cowl mannequin: “An older girl is allowed knowledge, humor, endurance – however not sensuality. Not sexiness. It is a main societal taboo which is exactly why I put up what I put up.”
The response garnered fairly the response from a few of Porizkova’s business mates, together with Lisa Rinna and Helena Christensen.
“You. Go. Woman,” Rinna commented, with Christensen including, “And I really like you.”
In Might, Porizkova appeared “frontal nude” on an unretouched cover of Vogue CS.
Porizkova made her Sports activities Illustrated debut in 1983 at age 17. The next yr, she graced the duvet and appeared within the publication six extra instances. She was additionally featured within the journal in 2018, the place she posed nude for a particular characteristic about feminine empowerment.
She adopted that up a yr later when she was featured within the 2019 Swimsuit issue, which was revealed utterly unretouched. Porizkova stated on “Good Morning America” on the time that when she was made conscious of the journal’s plan she was afraid to do it, however after desirous about it, she determined she was proud of the way in which she appears to be like.
“When MJ [Day, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor] despatched me the images she was like, ‘So we’re not going to do any retouching, similar to on the minor, minor issues like moles and stuff,'” she defined. “I used to be like ‘gulp,’ and it is like nicely, I look good for 54.”
In the meantime, Day instructed the morning present that she was proud to characteristic Porizkova within the journal as a result of she’s “outspoken and trustworthy and he or she actually is an advocate for ageism, which I feel is a very vital subject to deal with… As a result of magnificence does not finish at 30. Magnificence does not finish at 40.”
Porizkova stated on the time that she was “going to provide plenty of credit score to MJ Day from Sports activities Illustrated.”
“When she bought into her place she actually began increasing the notion in Sports activities Illustrated — that is the place folks go to see stunning younger girls — and he or she actually began increasing the concept it is not simply fashions dimension 2 to 4 which can be fairly, however hey, they might be dimension 10 to twenty,” she added.