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Paulina Porizkova, 57, reveals she’s been left ‘unable to walk properly for MONTHS’

Supermodel Paulina Porizkova has revealed that she’s been ‘unable to walk properly for months’ after sustaining an injury to her hips during filming for CBS survival show Beyond the Edge at the end of last year. 

The 57-year-old former catwalk star took to Instagram on Sunday to open up about the painful ramifications of the grueling physical challenges she and several other celebrities took part in for the reality series, explaining that she had been undergoing rehab in an attempt to get to the root of her problem. 

Sharing an image of herself modeling a tiny blue bikini, the trim and toned model shared that she was about to hop into the hot tub as part of a week-long treatment designed to try and ‘fix her hips after her jungle adventure’, which saw her travel to Panama for several weeks in September and October last year. 

The brutal reality series saw Paulina and several other celebrities – Lauren Alaina, Ray Lewis, Colton Underwood, Craig Morgan, Metta World Peace, Mike Singletary, Jodie Sweetin, and Eboni K. Williams – braving brutal natural conditions while taking part in charity challenges designed to test their physical and mental endurance. 

Paulina Porizkova showed off her toned abs in a bikini on Sunday – while revealing she’s been ‘unable to walk properly for months’ after sustaining an injury while filming a reality show

The 57-year-old spent two weeks filming in Panama for CBS survival show Beyond the Edge at the end of last year - and she's now admitted that the project left her with a painful injury

The 57-year-old spent two weeks filming in Panama for CBS survival show Beyond the Edge at the end of last year – and she’s now admitted that the project left her with a painful injury  

While Paulina wrote in her Instagram caption that she ‘counts herself incredibly lucky to have been able’ to take part in the show, she did admit that the physical toll has left her struggling to complete even the most basic of tasks. 

‘Ready for the hot tub,’ she began her caption. ‘This is what I’ve been up to in the last week, taking a break and trying to figure out how to fix my hips after my jungle adventure.

‘I haven’t been able to walk properly for months.

‘After a week of trying to figure out the culprits and working out and eating healthy, I think I’m back on track.

‘I count myself as incredibly lucky to have been able to do this, and very grateful indeed.

‘It will take some physical work on my part to regain flexibility, but now I know what to do.

‘We all only have one body, an amazing a magical creation – we need to treat it well so it can keep carrying our inimitable souls.’

Before heading off to film in the jungle of Panama for two weeks in the fall of last year, Paulina documented her attempts to get into peak physical shape, revealing in July 2021 that she was working with trainer Judy McCullough Fox to tone up and get fit. 

At the time, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum was unable to reveal the ‘top secret project’ that she was working towards, however she made clear that it was going to be something with extreme physical demands. 

Paulina’s hip injuries are not the only downside to her experiences filming the survival show – which she has openly praised in several Instagram posts over the past few weeks. 

While the model said she 'feels incredibly lucky to have been able' to take part in the show, she explained that the grueling project took a serious toll on her physical health

While the model said she ‘feels incredibly lucky to have been able’ to take part in the show, she explained that the grueling project took a serious toll on her physical health  

The series saw Paulina and several other celebrities competing in grueling physical challenges in order to raise money for charity

The series saw Paulina and several other celebrities competing in grueling physical challenges in order to raise money for charity  

However, as well as waxing lyrical about the process of filming in the jungle, Paulina also shared the negative impact the show had on her dating life, revealing that a man she’d had a ‘flirtation’ with on a dating app branded her a ‘narcissist’ for taking part in the reality series. 

In a post shared on her Instagram, Paulina recalled how a guy she met on a dating app accused her and her castmates of secretly living in air-conditioned trailers when they weren’t filming the show, which premiered on March 16. 

Sharing an image of herself and football star Ray Lewis chatting during filming, the model wrote: ‘Bonding with Ray @raylewis. He looks so intimidating, but get him talking about his family and he’s a marshmallow,’ she wrote. ‘Here, I may be telling him about this guy I met on an app, and had a flirtation over the phone.

‘All was going well until I mentioned I had been in the jungle — shooting a survivor like tv reality show — and that it was physically the hardest thing I had ever done,’ she explained. ‘The guy laughed. “Oh sure. Narcissistic celebrities out in the jungle, running to their air-conditioned trailers the moment the cameras are off.” 

‘I have heard this comment now in a few different versions,’ she added. ‘What they have in common is that we are all dismissed as a bunch of narcissists and have it easy off-camera.’ 

Paulina, who chose to support the ACLU Foundation with her appearance on the series, then challenged her followers to tune in to the next episode and ‘judge for yourself’. 

She also encouraged them to watch the night footage she had posted of her and her castmates in the jungle during a thunderstorm.

‘I’m soaking wet. Ugh,’ she says in the clip. ‘Oh man, I’m so cold.’

While reflecting on that night in her caption, she insisted it was ‘easily the physically worst night of my life.’

‘Oh, yeah, and the guy never got a real life date,’ she added.

Before heading off to the jungle, Paulina documented her attempts to get into peak physical shape, revealing last July that she was working with a trainer

Before heading off to the jungle, Paulina documented her attempts to get into peak physical shape, revealing last July that she was working with a trainer

Before heading off to the jungle, Paulina documented her attempts to get into peak physical shape, revealing last July that she was working with a trainer 

She also proudly showed off the fruits of her labor during a trip to Costa Rica

 She also proudly showed off the fruits of her labor during a trip to Costa Rica 

The model regularly shows off her impressive figure on Instagram

 The model regularly shows off her impressive figure on Instagram 

Porizkova has been candid about the difficulties of finding love following the death of her estranged husband, Ric Ocasek, in 2019.

‘Dating in your fifties, even if you’re seen as attractive, is much different from dating when younger,’ she wrote in an Instagram post in August. ‘For one, the pool of available men is now a puddle.

‘The ones who are my age and been single for a long time are single for some very good reasons,’ she noted. ‘And most guy[s] my age are looking for women ten to twenty years younger.

‘Did you know the most searched-for-age on dating app[s] is 50 for a man — and 18 for a woman?!’

Paulina’s first public relationship following Ocasek’s death was with screenwriter-director Aaron Sorkin, 60, whom she attended the Oscars with last April. The outing was later revealed to be their second date.

She announced their split on Instagram in July after roughly three months together.

In the caption, she gushed about how wonderful Sorkin is, calling him ‘witty’ and ‘sexy.’ She never explicitly revealed why their relationship came to an end, but she alluded to them being too different.

As well as opening up about her health woes on Instagram, Paulina has also been sharing her dating experiences - having split from Aaron Sorkin (seen in April 2021) last summer

As well as opening up about her health woes on Instagram, Paulina has also been sharing her dating experiences – having split from Aaron Sorkin (seen in April 2021) last summer

Loss: Sorkin was the first man Paulina was publicly linked to since the death of her estranged husband, rocker Ric Ocasek (pictured in 2013), in September 2019

Loss: Sorkin was the first man Paulina was publicly linked to since the death of her estranged husband, rocker Ric Ocasek (pictured in 2013), in September 2019 

During an appearance on the Los Angeles Times podcast, The Originals, she shot down speculation that Sorkin was the subject of a tearful Instagram post in which she opened up about struggling to ‘trust after being betrayed’ by a man.

‘Oh, poor Aaron. No. Gosh, poor Aaron,’ she told host Andrew Goldman. ‘It’s so unfair because he just happened to be my public boyfriend, and he got himself into this hole — and it’s really really not fair because he truly is, like, one of the greatest and nicest guys I’ve ever met.

‘There was a different man, and I couldn’t talk about it. … Don’t ask me the details because I cannot divulge them. Was I in love before I met Aaron? Yes.’

Paulina rejoined Hinge after her breakup with Sorkin, but she was swiftly booted off the dating app after her account was wrongly reported as being fake.

Hinge later reinstated her account and apologized for the confusion.

Many fans were surprised to find out that the supermodel was on Hinge, and not Raya, which is known for attracting celebrity clientele thanks to its exclusivity.

However, Paulina admitted in the comments of one of her Instagram posts that she is on Raya but hasn’t had any luck on it because of her age.

‘Am on it!’ she wrote at the time. ‘Unfortunately — it seems the gentlemen of Raya prefer them young.’

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