Paulina Porizkova has given fans a behind-the-scenes look at her nude cover shoot with Los Angeles Magazine on Monday — after revealing that she is officially back to dating after her breakup with Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.
The 56-year-old supermodel took to Instagram to share a video of herself seductively dancing to the Bee Gees ‘Stayin’ Alive’ while wearing nothing but a black blazer and underwear.
‘Just put some Bee Gees on and I can’t help dancing. And in this case, strutting my stuff for @lamag,’ she captioned the footage, which shows her shaking her hips and snapping her fingers to the beat as her long blonde hair blows in the wind.
The model has bared it all in her fight against ageism in Hollywood by posing totally nude on the cover of Los Angeles Magazine. The new issue celebrates the ‘gray pride movement’ while hailing her as one of its leaders.
Having fun! Paulina Porizkova, 56, took to her Instagram on Monday to post footage of herself dancing to the Bee Gees ‘Stayin’ Alive’ while on set of her Los Angeles Magazine cover shoot
Strike a pose: The model, who posed completely nude on the cover, showed off her incredible figure while wearing nothing but a blazer and underwear
Grateful: The supermodel praised her photographer on the shoot, Jill Greenberg, saying that ‘it always helps to be photographed by a woman when you’re at your most vulnerable’
Porizkova went on to praise her photographer on the shoot, Jill Greenberg, for making her feel comfortable on set.
‘As you can see, this was a fun, relaxed shoot helmed by @jill.greenberg,’ she continued. ‘It always helps to be photographed by a woman when you’re at you most vulnerable — whether physically or emotionally naked.’
Porizkova concluded the post with the hashtags #betweenjloandbettywhite, #sexyhasnoexpirationdate, #lovetheageyourin, and #graypride.’
The cheeky video comes just one day after she revealed that she had a date, though she never shared who she was doing out with.
Porizkova, who recently rejoined the dating app Hinge, posted a photo of herself doing her makeup and hair on Sunday.
‘Olivia’s Babi P getting ready for a date,’ she captioned the image, which was taken and originally posted by her late husband Ric Ocasek’s granddaughter Olivia Otcasek.
Sexy: The video shows Porizkova shaking her hips and snapping her fingers to the beat as her long blonde hair blows in the wind
Always a pro: Porizkova was all smiles as she moved to the music while striking a pose on set
Looking for love: The video comes just one day after Porizkova shared a photo of herself ‘getting ready for a date’ on Sunday afternoon
The photo shows the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit alum doing her eye makeup while her blonde hair is set in twisted buns on top of her head.
While Porizkova lives in New York, she and her granddaughter appeared to be in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.
The newly single model shared in late July that she had rejoined Hinge, just days after she revealed her breakup with Sorkin.
Porizkova’s account was initially flagged and deleted because users thought she was being impersonated, but it was reinstated shortly after she posted about her troubles with the app on social medial.
She published announced her split with Sorkin on Instagram on July 20 after roughly three months together. She posted a photo of herself and her now-ex, 60, out for a walk with a broken heart emoji over it.
In the caption, she gushed about how wonderful the Oscar-winning screenwriter 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.
‘I’m so grateful for his presence in my life. He helped heal me and reclaim myself. There truly may be no better man, no man who’s more genuinely “good,”‘ she wrote. ‘He’s brilliant and witty and funny and sexy.
Moving on: Porizkova recently broke up with Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. She announced their split on July 20 after three months of dating
Looking back: Sorkin was the first person Porizkova was linked to following the death of her late husband Ric Ocasek. She and The Cars frontman were divorcing when he died in 2019
Honest: Porizkova, who recently rejoined Hinge, has been candid about the difficulties of dating in her 50s, explaining in a recent post that ‘the pool of available men is now a puddle’
‘But it doesn’t matter how much we may wish we were birds of a feather — we’re still a duck and a goose.’
The author went on to note that she will not be speaking of their breakup in the future out of respect for Sorkin.
‘As unfiltered as I usually am, this involves someone else’s privacy — so this is all I’ll ever say on the subject,’ she concluded.
Sorkin was the first man Porizkova has been publicly linked to since the death of her estranged husband, and they made their red carpet debut at the Oscars in April — which was later revealed to have been their second date.
She briefly dated Men in Black writer Ed Solomon in May 2019 while separated from Ocasek. They were together for several months before quietly breaking up.
Porizkova didn’t offer any information about her latest date, but she has been candid about the difficulties of dating at her age.
Baring it all: Porizkova proudly posed nude during her recent cover shoot for Los Angeles Magazine
Finishing touches: The supermodel ‘celebrated her body’ by baring it all during the shoot, with behind-the-scenes footage showing her being prepped for her stunning images
‘In with the olds!’ The magazine hails Porizkova as one of the leaders of the ‘gray pride movement’
She recently shared a nearly-nude photo of herself while opening up in the caption about why she is on Hinge.
‘So many of you expressed surprise that a famous model would be on a dating app,’ she wrote. ‘You have offered advice: everything from “you don’t need a man, get a hobby, buy a cat — to — go to parties, call up whomever you’re interested in (because they are sure to want me?) and join a different dating app.”‘
Porizkova went on to explain that dating when you are older is difficult, even for a supermodel.
‘Dating in your fifties, even if you’re seen as attractive, is much different from dating when younger,’ she explained in a recent post. ‘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. 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?!’
However, things already appear to be looking up for Porizkova, who is still celebrating her shoot with Los Angeles Magazine.
Porizkova looks worlds away from an ‘old lady’ on her un-edited cover, which shows her modeling glamorous makeup, a rich tan, and long blonde locks that tumble over her shoulders and cover her chest.
Work it! During her cover interview, she recalled the first time that she ever felt ‘invisible’ because of her age, saying that the moment came during a trip to Las Vegas six years ago
Pride: While sharing her new cover on Instagram, Porizkova took aim at ageist critics, urging anyone who ‘has an issue with an older woman celebrating her body and age’ to unfollow her
Flow: Porizkova was given long blonde extensions for the shoot, which she used to cover her chest while posing nude
In an accompanying interview, she opened up about how she has learned to embrace her appearance as it has changed over the years while hitting back at those who suggest she should ‘retire’ from the public eye because she is over 50.
‘Most of the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive,’ she said of the response to her candid posts on Instagram, where she regularly shares makeup-free selfies, bikini snaps, and the occasional nude photo of herself.
‘But the negative ones have been so mean. They’re like, “You’re so desperate,” or, “It’s time to retire, grandma.” But I looked at those pictures of myself without makeup or without clothes, and I just thought, “Hey, I look pretty good for my age.”‘
Sharing her newly-released cover on Instagram, she once again shut down any ageist critics, writing: ‘For all of you who have an issue with an older woman celebrating her body and age, there is an unfollow button. Don’t make an a** of yourself by showing us all you don’t know how to use it.’
Although she now feels comfortable and confident ‘celebrating her body and age,’ Porizkova admitted to the publication that it took some time for her to come to terms with how the rest of the world views her as a woman in her 50s — especially when compared to the attention she once received as a young supermodel.
Recalling a trip to Las Vegas six years ago, the fashion favorite revealed how shocked and upset she felt when she realized that she ‘wasn’t getting noticed.’
At the time, she was traveling with her then-husband, Ocasek, who passed away in September 2019, months after they announced their separation.
Companions: Porizkova modeled a blazer and black lingerie while dancing alongside two of her co-stars in one shot
For the fans! She also snapped several behind-the-scenes selfies while she was having her hair and makeup done
‘I was walking through the casino, and I thought I looked really hot, like I was sauntering down a runway,’ Porizkova shared. ‘But I wasn’t getting noticed. In the past, there’d always been this tiny bit of friction when I walked through a crowd — this infinitesimal moment of awareness.
‘But that night in Vegas, for the first time, there was none of that; it was like nobody even saw me.’
When she ‘finally’ spotted a man approaching her, she was left all the more deflated to discover that he simply wanted to ask her where the nearest bathroom was.
‘It was my first brush with invisibility,’ she said of the incident.
In the years since, Porizkova has publicly embraced her natural looks, regularly celebrating her wrinkles online while speaking out against trolls who bash her for posting risqué images of herself.
However, the model is well aware that while she is comfortable with her appearance and her age, older women are consistently being ‘squeezed out of the picture,’ as Los Angeles magazine puts in, in favor of younger generations.
‘It’s crazy,’ Porizkova said of the inequality that so many women her age face, be it in corporate careers or in Hollywood. ‘It isn’t right.’
This latest interview is not the first time that the model has addressed the issue, which has become one of the main focuses of her Instagram posts in recent years, and she is not shy about calling her critics out.
If you’ve got it… The model has faced bitter backlash from trolls on social media, who insist she needs to ‘retire’ because of her age
Candid: Porizkova has been documenting her struggle with grief in the wake of her ex-husband’s 2019 death and her anger at him for cutting her from his will
Natural: Porizkova has insisted that she has never had any cosmetic injections or plastic surgery, but says she ‘understands’ that some people get them to ‘feel good’
In February, Porizkova, who has never had any form of plastic surgery or cosmetic injection, took aim at several of her most outspoken trolls, re-posting their comments on her feed to show what ‘an aging public figure woman has to deal with on a daily basis.’
One user told the mom-of-two that she was ‘not aging well’ and said that she should ‘go get some work done,’ adding that the skincare products Paulina was using ‘are not working.’
‘Honey just go get some work done you are not aging well, all the other old supermodels are doing it why not!?!’ the comment read.
‘You are spending all this money on products they are not working, just do it! Lower face lift, some filler and Botox it will make you feel great! Then you will find a nice man!!!! [sic].’
Porizkova further detailed her thoughts on cosmetic procedures during her interview with Los Angeles Magazine, explaining that she ‘used to be very judgmental’ about it when she was younger, but she has since adjusted her opinion.
‘I don’t blame anybody for wanting to look younger,’ she said. ‘I understand doing a bit of Botox, a little bit of filler, to feel good about yourself because looking younger is more accepted by society.’
However, the model urged people to focus their efforts on changing society’s views on aging, rather than trying to adjust their own appearance in order to fit narrow and outdated standards of beauty.
‘Really, the way to fix [society’s attitudes about aging] isn’t to try to look younger—it’s to get the world to embrace older people the way we are,’ she insisted.