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Paulina Porizkova poses nude while firing back at ‘old and ugly’ critic

Paulina Porizkova cheekily clapped back at a critic who claimed she was too ‘old and ugly’ to show off her body by sharing a sultry photo of herself posing nude. 

The 57-year-old model wore nothing but a strategically placed denim jacket that she held over the front of her body, leaving her left leg and hip completely bare, while giving the camera a come hither gaze. 

Porizkova posted the risqué snapshot on Twitter Tuesday, writing: ‘How to wear a jean jacket when you’re #oldandugly.’ 

Paulina Porizkova, 57, took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a photo of herself wearing nothing but a strategically placed denim jacket 

In the caption, she wrote that this is 'how to wear a jean jacket when you're #oldandugly'

In the caption, she wrote that this is ‘how to wear a jean jacket when you’re #oldandugly’

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum started using the hashtag #oldandugly after a follower criticized her for sharing a photo of herself modeling a gold string bikini.

She posted the throwback photo, which was taken in Costa Rica last summer, along with the cruel comment she had received. 

‘You must be in so much pain to keep posting bikini pictures at your age. I’ve always thought that getting old and ugly is hardest on the pretty people,’ the online troll wrote. ‘The fall from grace is so much father when you were beautiful.’

The stranger patronizingly added: ‘I pray you can come to terms with your mortality. We all get old and ugly…you just had to fall from a greater height than the rest of us.’ 

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum started using the hashtag #oldandugly after a follower criticized her for sharing a photo of herself modeling a bikini

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum started using the hashtag #oldandugly after a follower criticized her for sharing a photo of herself modeling a bikini

Porizkova posted the throwback photo, which was taken in Costa Rica last summer, along with the cruel comment she had received

Porizkova posted the throwback photo, which was taken in Costa Rica last summer, along with the cruel comment she had received

Porizkova posted the throwback photo, which was taken in Costa Rica last summer, along with the cruel comment she had received 

Porizkova noted in the caption of her post that she gets comments like these every time she posts a photo of her body. 

She explained that these haters feel like ‘a woman of 57 is “too old” to pose in a bikini — no matter what she looks like. Because “old” is “ugly.”‘

‘This is the ageist shaming that sets my teeth on edge. Older men are distinguished, older women are ugly,’ she continued. ‘People who believe prettiness equals beauty do not understand beauty. 

‘Pretty is easy on the eyes, partly because it’s a little bland, inoffensive. It’s easy to take in and easy to forget. Not so beauty. Beauty can be sharp. It can wound you and leave a scar. To perceive beauty you have to be able to SEE.’

Porizkova explained that she believes that 'we get more beautiful with age' because 'we have earned our beauty, we understand what it is, and we can see it so much better'

Porizkova explained that she believes that ‘we get more beautiful with age’ because ‘we have earned our beauty, we understand what it is, and we can see it so much better’

'There is no such thing as ugly and old,' the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum insisted. 'Only shortsighted and ignorant'

‘There is no such thing as ugly and old,’ the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum insisted. ‘Only shortsighted and ignorant’

The former America’s Next Top Model judge explained that she believes that ‘we get more beautiful with age’ because ‘we have earned our beauty, we understand what it is, and we can see it so much better.’

‘There is no such thing as ugly and old,’ she added. ‘Only shortsighted and ignorant.’

Porizkova concluded her post with a disclaimer, saying she wasn’t asking for people to feel bad for her when she shared the comment. 

‘I’m not posting this because I feel bad and need sympathy — quite on the contrary!’ she wrote. ‘I’m posting this because this is a pervasive sentiment that needs to be done away with. So we can be proud of aging, as we deserve to be!’

The model's message struck a chord with many people who shared their own body-positive photos using the hashtag #oldandugl

The model’s message struck a chord with many people who shared their own body-positive photos using the hashtag #oldandugl 

Porizkova was so moved that she shared a photo grid featuring some of the first photos she came across after opening up about being told she was 'old and ugly'

Porizkova was so moved that she shared a photo grid featuring some of the first photos she came across after opening up about being told she was ‘old and ugly’

The model’s message struck a chord with many people who shared their own body-positive photos using the hashtag #oldandugly. 

Porizkova was so moved that she shared a photo grid featuring some of the first photos she came across after opening up about being told she was ‘old and ugly.’ 

‘What happened next was unbelievable to me. At first beautiful mature women started to post their own “ugly and suffering” bikini photos,’ she explained. ‘And then, close-up selfies of their beautiful faces. 

‘And men got in there too, posting themselves at their “old and ugly” age, hiking, working out, climbing mountains, hanging with their grandkids and their spouses — just having the times of their lives,’ she continued. ‘AND — even more surprisingly (for Twitter) they were “liking” each other’s post, commenting with love and grace.

‘I ended up in tears at well past midnight, still scrolling and commenting on this wave of affirmations of one another. For one night, the world seemed a beautiful place.’



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