Paulina Porizkova Inspires IG Followers to Celebrate the Beauty of Aging

The two-time SI Swimsuit cover model preaches self-acceptance at any age.
Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova.

Paulina Porizkova regularly uses her social media platform to uplift other women. The two-time SI Swimsuit cover model shared a thoughtful Instagram post on Feb. 6 in which she provided some straightforward insight on “aging gracefully.”

“In our culture, for women, [aging gracefully] means preserving your youth,” she wrote. “Or at least, look like it. Or - remove yourself from the world to sit and ponder the past while you serve those in need. Well, so, yeah. F--- that.”

Along with her messaging, Porizkova, 57, posted a photo of herself from a recent photo shoot with Vogue Scandinavia

“Aging is the privilege of living a long life,” she continued, and added that the process can be either fought, accepted or—as she suggests—embraced.

“Embracing it means both acceptance and battle. Accepting there are inevitable changes on the inside and the outside. And both are valuable. As your inner power grows, your wrinkles reflect the time you’ve spent getting more powerful,” Porizkova wrote.

Rather than denying one’s age, the model and writer suggested her fans fight to remain healthy and curious while being “seen and valued for the person you have become.” She finished her post with an emphatic “Here’s to embracing age—for both the good and the bad, because that’s living!”

Plenty of Porizkova’s 991,000 followers piped in to the comments to thank the author for her refreshing honesty.

“Saving this post. THANK YOOOOU. I need to read these wise words, again and again. Aging is definitely not for sissies. You are inspiring,” wrote model and actress Erika Eleniak.

“F--- it is right. You are dammed if you do dammed if you don’t. So just make yourself happy 😃,” added celebrity makeup artist Sandy Linter.

“Love this 🙌🙌🙌,” said actress Naomi Watts.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.