Paulina Porizkova, 57, Posts Bikini Pic in Response to Hater Who Said She’s too ‘Old and Ugly’_freckle removal cream by dr khurram

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  • Paulina PorizkovaPaulina PorizkovaCzech-American Supermodel and actress
  • Paulina Porizkova, 57, clapped back at a commenter who said she’s too “old and ugly” to share bikini photos.

  • “I get comments like these every time I post a photo of my body. This is the ageist shaming that sets my teeth on edge,” she wrote.

  • Porizkova’s honesty inspired thousands of women to share their #oldandugly bikini photos in support of her speaking out.

Paulina Porizkova is, unfortunately, no stranger to internet hate. The supermodel and pro-aging activist receives daily comments about the way she presents herself at 57, especially when that includes posing in a bikini, which she (proudly!) does often.

Some people think Porizkova is “too old” to show off her body, but she isn’t afraid to put them in their place. Most recently, she re-shared a comment that said she “must be in so much pain” to be posing in a swimsuit at her age, and that “getting old and ugly is hardest on the pretty people.”

Rather than engaging with the internet hater, Porizkova used it as a teaching moment. “A woman of 57 is ‘too old’ to pose in a bikini—no matter what she looks like. Because ‘Old’ is ‘Ugly,’” she wrote. “I get comments like these every time I post a photo of my body. This is the ageist shaming that sets my teeth on edge. Older men are distinguished, older women are ugly.”

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She went on to discern what the commenter referred to as prettiness from 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,” she wrote. “Not so beauty. Beauty can be sharp. It can wound you and leave a scar.”

She continued: “This is why I believe we get more beautiful with age. 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. Only shortsighted and ignorant.”

Video: Elizabeth Hurley looks flawless at 55 in bright blue bikini


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