Paulina Porizkova has shared another sizzling beachside bikini photo while opening up about the double standard women face when it comes to aging.
The 56-year-old, who is spending the week at an undisclosed resort, took to Instagram on Thursday to post a snapshot of herself leaning against a palm tree in a white string bikini.
‘Being on vacation is wonderful for many reasons, one of which is all the time I have to read — and ponder life,’ the supermodel wrote at the start of her caption.
Model behavior: Paulina Porizkova, 56, shared a photo of herself in a white string bikini on Thursday while opening up about the double standard women face when it comes to aging
Natural beauties: The day before, she shared side by side photos of herself and Sarah Jessica Parker makeup free and sporting gray roots
Porizkova, who has never had any cosmetic procedures or surgeries, went on to discuss her post from the day before. She had shared side by side photos of herself and Sarah Jessica Parker makeup-free and sporting gray roots.
The women are both the same age, and she praised Parker for making her feel like she is ‘not a freak for aging.’ However, that didn’t stop some people from commenting on their appearances.
‘Yesterday’s comments — especially by the trolls — made me do some deep thinking and talking with my friend @martinaforman, who took this shot,’ Porizkova explained.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum referenced Parker’s recent cover interview with Vogue in which she responded to the negative social media remarks she and her co-stars have received while filming the upcoming ‘Sex and the City’ sequel ‘And Just Like That…’
‘There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man,’ the actress told the magazine.
‘”Gray hair gray hair gray hair. Does she have gray hair?” I’m sitting with Andy Cohen and he has a full head of gray hair, and he’s exquisite. Why is it okay for him? I don’t know what to tell you people.’
Criticism: In July, Parker was photographed rocking her silver-streaked locks while having lunch with her friend Andy Cohen, leading to online critics to weigh in on her natural hair
Inspired: Porizkova referenced Parker’s recent comments to Vogue about the criticism over her gray hair and the ‘misogynist chatter’ women face when it comes to their age
The photo of Parker eating outside with Cohen was the one Porizkova has shared on her Instagram page this week.
‘SJP rightly pointed out that in a photo of her and Andy Cohen — he sits there with a full head of grey hair and way more wrinkles, and is considered a sexy guy — while she gets comments about how she should “fix herself,”‘ the model explained.
‘I flash on Carmen Dell’Orefice’s words regarding cosmetic interventions, “If you had the ceiling falling down in your living room,” Dell’Orefice said, “would you not go and have a repair?” She has a good point. If you CAN fix it, why wouldn’t you?’
Porizkova admitted that her decision to age naturally is often at odds with her desire to make herself look younger.
‘I battle with this all the time. Because sometimes I DO want to fix it. But more often, I think CAN and SHOULD are two separate things. Or at least, they should be,’ she said.
‘To me, the alarming part is that the assumption here is that our aging faces are “falling down ceilings,” that there is something wrong with aging — for WOMEN. That there is something wrong with your face if it shows your age. If you’re a WOMAN.’
Hitting back: Porizkova, who has never had any cosmetic procedures or surgeries, said it’s alarming that the assumption is ‘there is something wrong with aging for women’
Airport selfie: On Monday, the writer revealed she was headed on a girls’ getaway for five days, saying she was hoping to fix some of the damage she incurred from her recent ‘adventure’
Porizkova noted that while there is a biological aspect to this kind of thinking, people’s views need to evolve.
‘Certainly, part of it is biology. Women become invisible when no longer fertile,’ she explained. ‘In the caveman days — that may have made sense. Men were pretty sure to be dead by the time their seed was of questionable quality — just picture an old dude hunting — and figure who’s gonna go down first if things go wrong.
‘Meanwhile, the older woman, safe in a cave, and freed from being a baby maker, could still cook and heal and nurture. The problem is we no longer live in caves,’ she noted.
‘The men that run our world today (big brains — small muscles) would have never made it past childhood in the olden days. It’s called evolution. So come on ladies, let’s not be left behind.’
Porizkova shared her first bikini photo of the trip on Tuesday, the day after she announced she was headed on a getaway.
‘Inconsequential pic number one. Day one of resort life, and I couldn’t resist posing,’ she captioned the snapshot, which shows her sitting on a stone wall overlooking the ocean.
Her back is to the water, and she is leaning on her hands as she looks up at the blue sky, her wavy blonde hair blowing in the breeze.
Playing coy: The model first spoke of her mysterious ‘adventure’ in late September when she shared a photo of herself on a Vespa, revealing she was about to embark on a ‘top secret’ trip
Back home! The cover star went dark on social media for nearly two and a half weeks before she returned with a snapshot of herself lounging in bed naked
‘Thanks @martinaforman for being such a good friend and the pics #luckyme, #vacay, #sexyhasnoexpirationdate #betweenjloandbettywhite,’ she concluded the post.
Porizkova revealed on Monday she was headed on a trip while posting a photo of herself wearing a fuchsia mask and glasses at the airport.
‘This supremely lucky lady is heading for a vacation in the sun with a girlfriend. 5 days of water and sun — hoping to fix some of the damage I incurred on my “adventure,”‘ she wrote.
‘No, cannot say anything more [than] that. You’ll all find out next year. For now, let me entertain you with totally inconsequential vacation pics!’
Porizkova first spoke of her mysterious ‘adventure’ in late September when she shared a photo of herself on a Vespa, revealing she was about to embark on a ‘top secret’ trip.
The cover star went dark on social media for nearly two and a half weeks before she returned with a snapshot of herself lounging in bed naked.
‘YES, I’m back and NO, I cannot even whisper of my travails,’ she wrote at the time. ‘All shall be revealed next spring.’