Paulina Porizkova continues to push the boundaries when it comes to the conversation about aging. As a model, her entire career revolved around her looks, but as she got older, she felt that people (men, in particular) made her feel “invisible”, despite her stunning beauty.
To continue the dialogue, Porizkova posted a gorgeous, unretouched photo to her Instagram page, showing off her silver patches of gray hair, ocean blue eyes, and smile lines from so many happy times. (See photo HERE.) She added a lengthy caption to explain why fighting ageism became her mission at the age of 56. “A lot of people confuse my desire to spotlight our invisibility with spotlighting myself. Sadly, I can’t do one without the other,” she wrote. “But the reality is that if I myself really wanted or needed to be visible, I can afford to go back and buy myself a permanent 39. Why not me?”
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She rejects plastic surgery for herself because “aging faces and bodies are not ceilings that need fixing” in her opinion. Porizkova wants to draw attention to “A DIFFERENT BEAUTY” that encompasses wrinkles and gray hair – one that celebrates every decade. She poetically describes it as “the lushness of summer heading into the explosion of color of fall.”
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And she’s not kicking anyone for choosing to enhance her appearance with fillers or go under the knife – it’s an individual choice. “We all have personal preferences for the seasons, but that doesn’t take away from the beauty of each,” she summed up. “It’s up to us, the brotherhood, to cheer each other on until the others catch up.” Porizkova is leading a movement that is finally gaining attention for all the right reasons — aging is a privilege.
Before you go, click here to see all the famous women who showed off their natural gray hair on the red carpet.
Launch gallery: Paulina Porizkova, Sarah Jessica Parker and other famous women who spoke out against ageism in 2021
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