Paulina Porizkova is a supermodel legend. At age 57, the SI Swimsuit model is calling out ageism in our society while bringing attention to the true beauty within all of us.
In a recent post on Instagram, the Czech-born model shared a picture of herself from her youth next to a recent picture of herself, decades of difference shown between the two photos.
In the caption, Porizkova answered a question that a follower recently posted on her feed, which read, “Can I ask you something? What was it like when you were younger to be so beautiful? What was it like when you would walk into a room and people would stare at you? Did you feel special? Do you miss all that attention?”
Porizkova got candid in her response, noting that while she misses the attention, she doesn’t miss how she felt at the time.
“As a model, you were supposed to represent the physically perfect woman. And of course you could never measure up. Because – chopped up into small judgmental pieces, there is always someone with better legs. Or nose. Or lips. Or hair. And so on. So, what was it like when I was “judged” to be in my prime of physical beauty? It was probably when I felt the worst about myself.”
Porizkova continued, “And now, when I finally appreciate what I had been given, it’s in society’s opinion I’m losing my beauty. The combination of my learning, maturing and earning my wrinkles, combined with the way I look, I believe is the best balance I have ever had. So, sorry all who can’t see it and feel youth is necessary for beauty.”