Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova found herself at the center of a storm after posting some swimsuit images on social media. Despite her attractive and confident appearance in the images, Porizkova was subjected to ageist remarks. Some have even referred to her as a “desperate grandma.” Porizkova responded with a wonderful message about body positivity and self-love.
Her career started at a young age.
Paulina Porizkova was born in 1965 and began modeling when she was 15 years old. Porizkova has appeared on the covers of various prestigious magazines. Porizkova has appeared in a number of films, TV shows, and music videos in addition to modeling. She has become noted in recent years for her frank and perceptive writing on issues ranging from beauty standards to grief and bereavement.
She has been very outspoken against ageism in our society and in her personal life.
Porizkova, 57, defies cultural standards by continuing to model and publish images of herself in bikinis on social media. She has strongly criticized ageist attitudes, saying, “I am a 57-year-old woman, and it seems to me that when you reach middle age, you sort of lose your license to show up in bikinis too.” Porizkova has also spoken up about the criticism she has received, such as being called “a desperate grandma” or “too old to be doing this.”
Porizkova was married for 28 years to Ric Ocasek, the late leader of the legendary rock band The Cars. Porizkova claimed in an interview that their relationship had ups and downs and that they had been apart for some months before his death in 2019. She was open about their difficulties, adding, “I just noticed that we shared less and less, and we communicated less, and then he sort of stopped desiring me.”
Porizkova also expressed concerns about her aging, saying, “Since I was hitting my late 40s and early 50s, I think I figured, maybe he doesn’t fancy me because I’m getting older.” Despite these problems, she emphasized their love and connection, and she has continued to honor Ocasek’s memory since his death.
Porizkova wants women to celebrate aging.
Porizkova has emphasized the necessity of changing society’s attitudes toward aging in addition to her personal choices. “We have to make older cool, I’m really trying,” she says, “but we need more women to sort of embrace age and keep trumpeting it out there, going ‘look at what I’m doing at my age.'”
Porizkova has been a significant voice in the effort to redefine aging and encourage self-love at any age through her own example and advocacy activities.