Paulina Porizkova does not accept age criticism.
On Friday, the 57-year-old supermodel took to Instagram to clapping back at a plastic surgeon who allegedly pointed out anything “wrong” with her face in a post that “has since been deleted.”
Porizkova shared a close-up photo of herself and wrote that she discovered the same snap had been reposted by the doctor, who continued: “[discuss] in detail what [she] must be done.”
“Those pesky pits under my cheeks could be fixed with fillers, botox for my forehead, those wrinkles on the side of my mouth and the tendons in my neck, and a whole bunch of lasers to tighten and smooth and tighten everything,” , she recalled from the post she’s pointing out.
“An older woman has to deal with that in public. I was told my face needed a “fix”. It kind of went ‘wrong’ with aging,” the swimsuit beauty continued to Sports Illustrated. “Is it any wonder that most of us who have the means would resort to any form of repairing what we are told is broken?”
Porizkova, who posed “full frontal nude” (and not retouched) for the cover of Vogue Czechoslovakia in 2021, shared the non-surgical procedures she underwent “for the record” — including laser treatments and plasma pen, which she was about at the time spoke exclusively to Page Six Style.
“I want to find a balance between being proud to look my age and still feeling pretty at times. In my job, I’m confronted with my own face in almost unnatural detail — and while I’ve accepted most of it, I still find it difficult to accept everything,” she continued in her latest post.
“But telling a woman what she ‘must’ do herself to be considered attractive, whether it’s hair color, makeup, skin creams or clothing — or the more invasive options — shames her.” Every time you catch yourself thinking or saying to a friend, “You know, you should…” pause for a moment. If she doesn’t ask for help, are you really helping?”
Porizkova concluded her lengthy caption by asking her followers, “Find what you find beautiful about your friends and point it out,” as “the best way to support one another is to celebrate what.” is already there”.
She also added some of her signature hashtags, including #betweenjloandbettywhite, #acceptance, #graypride, and #yourebeautifuljustthewayyouare.
Celebrity friends echoed in the comments, with Lisa Rinna exclaiming, “Hi Beauty!!!” and Nigel Barker writing, in part, “You can’t fix perfection.”
“May we all be so fortunate to have your natural beauty inside and out. By the way — kindness and humanity is a beauty that cannot be bought and does not age,” added celebrity makeup artist Sandy Linter.
Porizkova’s candid content, which often targets societal standards of beauty, has helped her gain over 800,000 Instagram followers (and counting); “The more I posted reality and the real me, the more people responded,” she told us in 2021.
“I think we’ve made tremendous strides in the acceptance of all types of beauty … But age, ageism, that’s kind of the final frontier.”