Paulina Porizkova Is ’57 and Proud’ in Makeup-Free Birthday Pic

  • Paulina Porizkova shared a makeup-free selfie in honor of her 57th birthday.
  • “57 and proud of it,” she captioned the post.
  • The former supermodel is passionate about embracing aging and encourages others to do the same.

    When Paulina Porizkova’s birthday comes around, you’ll never hear her say she’s turning “35 again,” or 25, or enter-younger-age-than-she-actually-is-here. The former supermodel is more than happy to share that she just celebrated her 57th trip around the sun.

    On April 9, Porizkova shared a filter-free, makeup-free selfie to show the world what 57 looks like on her. “57 and proud of it,” she captioned the post. Then, she went on to explain that aging isn’t something to hide behind, but to relish in, as getting older is a privilege not everyone gets to experience.

    “Age is in fact a number, the number of years we have been fortunate enough to be here to sample everything life has to offer,” she wrote. “The number of years we have had to improve ourselves and by extension, the lives of those around us. Getting older is truly a wondrous thing—and none of us, ever, should be anything but proud of our number.”

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    She added the hashtags, “#graypride #nobotox #nofiller YET😜.”

    The enlightening message was well-received by many, who appreciate Porizkova’s candid honesty in a world where aesthetics achieved by procedures, fillers, and the like seem to be taking over.

    “Love that you are bringing that awareness to women! I’m turning 51 end of this month and could not feel better and so in tune with myself!” one person commented. “Happy birthday beautiful lady, aging is a gift,” another added. “I will be 57 in 19 days. Doesn’t bother me a bit!! Love where my head and heart are both at currently,” someone else wrote.

    In another recent illuminating post about getting older, Porizkova explained how the word “still” perpetuates ageism, especially in compliments. “A ‘still’ is like a ‘but.’ One ruins a compliment, the other ruins an apology,” she wrote, giving examples like, “You’re still beautiful,” or, “I’d still date you.”

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    “I know it’s kindly meant. But those of you who use the term STILL when commenting on looks or a person’s abilities, are actually perpetuating ageism,” she wrote. “The word ‘still’ in this connotes your surprise at someone ‘still’ being what your assumption of them was. Which in this case is what? No longer beautiful? No longer viable? No longer able?”

    She concluded the post by asking followers to choose their words more carefully in the future. “Next time you’re tempted to insert a ‘still’ – take a moment,” she wrote. “And don’t.”

    Happy birthday to a pro-aging queen, and an all-around inspiration!

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