At 57, model Paulina Porizkova says no to Botox

At 57, model Paulina Porizkova says no to Botox

In an interview with the magazine WWDthe Czech model talks about her relationship to aging and opposes plastic surgery practices to look younger than her age.

“Invisible.” This is how Paulina Porikova felt after her divorce from her ex-husband (the late lead singer of The Cars, Ric Ocasek). The 57-year-old model talks about this difficult period in an interview with the American magazine Women’s Wear Daily published at the end of October: “I was suddenly a divorced woman who had no career, had no means of earning money and was completely ignored by the general population. I thought it was not cool because in fact, I am much cooler now than I was twenty years ago,” says the author of the book. No Filter: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (Without filter: the good, the bad and the beautiful) *.

I’m much cooler now than I was twenty years ago

Paulina Porizkova in Women’s Wear Daily

Now 57 and a mother of two, Paulina Porizkova says she feels better than ever about herself: “I’m much smarter. I have more patience. I am more intellectually curious. I am more generous. Everything about me is better. But I have wrinkles and that doesn’t make me ugly. I thought it was unfair,” she continues.

Lasers and facial yoga

No question for the 50-year-old to consider resorting to botox and other fillers to camouflage these signs of aging skin. “I really like the fact that I can have a conversation with you and I can react to what you say and you’ll know exactly what I’m thinking,” she says, referring to the immobilization of facial muscles. what botulinum toxin injections cause,[ce que je pense] is clearly visible on my face and isn’t that what faces are for? Communicate ? Communication is more important to me than looking good at this point, so I don’t want to take that away.”

I don’t want to erase my age. I just want to be as beautiful as possible given the limits

Paulina Porizkova in Women’s Wear Daily

To take care of her skin, Paulina Porizkova prefers to practice facial yoga or non-invasive aesthetic treatments such as laser sessions. “I just want a little subtle help. I don’t want drastic things. I don’t want to erase my age. I just want to be as beautiful as possible given the limits”, she concludes this interview.

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An injection to “age well”

This is not the first time that Paulina Porizkova speaks without taboo about aging. It is a theme that she often discusses with her 851,000 subscribers on Instagram. Last August in particular, the supermodel rose up after a cosmetic surgeon took the liberty of listing “everything that was wrong with her” physically and which deserved to be retouched by medicine according to him.

“They tell me that my face needs to be “fixed”. That he somehow “went wrong” as he got older,” she wrote in the caption of this post, before castigating the injunction to “age well” that women over a certain age suffer from. “Is it any wonder that most of us who can afford it resort to some form of fixing what we’re told is broken?”

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However, Paulina admitted to struggling against this diktat of beauty herself in her personal and professional life: “I would like to find a balance between the pride of looking my age and the fact of feeling beautiful from time to time. In my work, I am confronted with my own face in almost artificial detail – and even if I have come to accept most of it, I still find it difficult to accept everything”, she confided, before concluding: ” Telling a woman what she “must” do to be considered attractive, whether it’s hair color, makeup, ski creams or clothes – or more invasive options – is shame him.”

*The Open Field Editions, November 15, 2022, 235 pages, 28.26 euros.


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