Paulina Porizkova is proudly showing off the Botox-free lines on her face after an online troll told her to ‘get some work done’ because she is ‘not aging well.’
The 55-year-old supermodel, who has never had any plastic surgery or cosmetic injections, took to Instagram on Friday to share a photo of her side profile that was taken while she was drawing a picture.
‘Angles from below against sharp light is a great way to spotlight the thinner and softer drape of our faces as we age,’ she captioned the image.
Up close: Paulina Porizkova, 55, shared a photo of her Botox-free face on Instagram Friday, saying she likes the image because it shows the real her
Thoughtful: The supermodel noted that the combination of her tilted face and the light is a ‘great way to spotlight the thinner and softer drape of our faces as we age’
In the picture, Paulina is sitting at her drawing desk with her face tilted toward her sketchpad as the light from the window shines in behind her.
‘I like this photo. It shows the real me, caught in a moment of being transported into a different world where all that matters is line, light and shadow,’ she wrote. ‘This is all about my inside —the outside — for a moment — be damned.
Paulina ended the post with hashtags pointing out that her appearance is au naturel, writing: ‘#nobotox #nofiller #nosurgery YET.’
The day before, she posted a screenshot of a cruel comment she had received about her appearance to show what ‘an aging public figure woman has to deal with on a daily basis.’
‘Honey just go get some work done you are not aging well, all the other old supermodels are doing it why not!?! You are spending all this money on products they are not working, just do it! Lower face lift, some filler and Botox it will make you feel great! Then you will find a nice man!!!! [sic],’ the Instagram user wrote.
How rude: The day before, Paulina shared a message from an online troll who told her to get a ‘facelift’ and ‘Botox’ because she is ‘not aging well’
Say what? In the message, the person told Paulina that she should ‘get some work done’ like the ‘other old supermodels,’ insisting it will help her ‘find a nice man’
Paulina stressed that she wasn’t posting the unsolicited message to encourage praise for her fans. She just wanted to make a point about how aging women are treated in today’s society.
‘Comments like these are much less helpful than the poster surely intended. On the more serious side — this is the kind of crap us, seasoned women, have to deal with all the time,’ she explained. ‘We’re told to be grateful for getting to be older (considering the alternatives) and simultaneously we’re shamed of daring to age.’
In the middle of her post, she used the hashtags #betweenjloandbettywhite, #sexyhasnoexpirationdate, and #ageism.’
‘I’M NOT PERSONALLY OFFENDED! Guys, this is not a post so you have to reassure me that I’m “still” beautiful,’ she insisted. ‘I’m trying to show you what an aging public figure woman has to deal with on a daily basis.
Au naturel: Paulina, who has never had any plastic surgery or cosmetics injections, said that ‘this is the kind of crap us, seasoned women, have to deal with all the time’
Don’t worry: Paulina stressed that she wasn’t offended by the unsolicited advice. She just wanted to make a point about how aging women are treated in today’s society
Still glamorous: ‘Comments like these are much less helpful than the poster surely intended,’ Paulina noted
‘Any wonder not many of us now haven’t had work done? Any wonder that visible ageing is now a “brave”choice for a woman in the public eye?’
Paulina’s post came right after she revealed she regrets not signing a prenup with her late husband Ric Ocasek, who cut her out of his will, saying she had to rely on friends to buy her groceries after he died.
She opened up about her financial mistakes during a two-part conversation with Paula Polito, vice chairwoman of UBS Global Wealth Management, as part of her paid partnership with the bank.
When asked if she had regretted not signing prenup when she got married in her early 20s, Paulina let out a maniacal laugh and made a face, saying: ‘Uh, yeah.’
‘Now if I had a daughter, any of my goddaughters or granddaughters or any of the young women I know…if there’s one good thing I could do for them is to let them hear my story of how romance eclipsed any financial thinking and what a bad idea that is,’ she added.
Making her point: Earlier this month, she shared a sizzling nude photo of herself to show that women can still be sexy in their 50s
Double standard: The model (pictured in 1985) explained that she used to be applauded for posing nude when she was in her 20s and 30s but is now criticized for it
Paulina and The Cars frontman, who shared sons Jonathan, 27, and Oliver, 22, had their finances merged throughout their 28-year marriage. She noted that she still had access to money after they announced their separation in 2018.
However, that all changed when Ric died in their Manhattan townhouse in September 2019 at age 75. She learned he had cut her out of his will, claiming she had ‘abandoned’ him, leaving her without any money to live off of.
‘I got two mortgaged houses and the pension, but no way to pay for anything,’ she said of her financial struggles the year after his death. ‘So obviously things had to be sold, but until they got sold, I had nothing to live on. I literally went through a year of asking my friends to buy us groceries. It was not a good position to be in.’
Paulina has been candid on Instagram about the grief and rage she has been feeling since her husband died over a year and a half ago.
Candid: Paulina’s latest post comes after she revealed she regrets not signing a prenup with her late husband Ric Ocasek during a conversation with UBS bank
Real: The model told Paula Polito, vice chairwoman of UBS Global Wealth Management, that her friends had to buy her groceries for a year after Ric’s death
She often shares makeup-free photos of herself in her home with thought-provoking captions about love, loss, and being a woman.
Earlier this month, she shared a sizzling nude photo of herself to show that women can still be sexy in their 50s.
She explained in the caption that she was inspired by fellow model Elizabeth Hurley, 55, who recently caused a stir online by posting topless photos of herself.
‘Put your clothes on. Today, on a serious note, thoughts inspired by the brouhaha around a sexy photo of @elizabethhurley1,’ she wrote, recalling how she used to be praised for posing nude but is now criticized for it because of her age.
‘When I was in my twenties and thirties, the less I wore — the more popular I was,’ she explained. ‘In my forties, I could walk around practically naked and illicit nothing more than a ticket for public indecency.
Memories: The supermodel met her late husband on the set of the music video for The Cars’ hit ‘Drive’ in 1984 (pictured) when she was only 19
Family: Their finances were merged throughout their 28-year marriage, and they had two sons together, Jonathan, 27, and Oliver, 22 (pictured in 2016)
Loss: After his death, Paulina learned The Cars frontman had cut her out of his will, claiming she had ‘abandoned’ him, leaving her without any money to live off of
‘At fifty, I am reviled for it. “Put on your clothes, grandma. Hungry for attention, are you? A little desperate here? You’re pathetic.”
‘Why is sexiness and nudity applauded in a woman’s youth and reviled in her maturity?’ she asked. ‘Because of men. Men are biologically programmed to spread their seed, inserting themselves into fertile containers which advertise their viability through youth.’
Paulina went on to note that this outdated way of thinking is a disservice to both men and women.
‘What does this say for men who do not want children? Men who have all the kids they wanted? Men who don’t want kids right this second? Unevolved,’ she said.
‘And what does this say for women like myself, who need to be validated by the male gaze? Insecure. The only thing that is pathetic here is allowing others to set your priorities.’