Taking a cue from English actress Elizabeth Hurley, former supermodel-actress Paulina Porizkova posed in her birthday suit as she opened up about aging.
On Instagram, Porizkova wrote the hashtag #sexyhasnoexpiration date.
Porizkova, 55, is the first model from Central Europe to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She posed nude in defense of Hurley, also 55, who was earlier criticized for posing in bikini.
Her thoughts on aging:
“Put your clothes on. 😱
“Today, on a serious note, thoughts inspired by the brouhaha around a sexy photo of @elizabethhurley1 …
“When I was in my twenties and thirties, the less I wore – the more popular I was.
“In my forties, I could walk around practically naked and illicit nothing more than a ticket for public indecency.
“At fifty, I am reviled for it. “Put on your clothes, grandma. Hungry for attention, are you? A little desperate here? You’re pathetic.”
“Why is sexiness and nudity applauded in a woman’s youth and reviled in her maturity?
“Because of men.
“Men are biologically programmed to spread their seed, inserting themselves into fertile containers which advertise their viability through youth.
“What does this say for men who do not want children?
“Men who have all the kids they wanted? Men who don’t want kids right this second?
“And what does this say for women like myself, who need to be validated by the male gaze?
Porizkova started out as a model in Paris before she made it big in the US. In 1989, Porizkova got married to Rick Ocasek, lead singer of the rock band The Cars. They met when she appeared in the music video for “Drive.” They split a year later. She also appeared in movies and television shows.