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Paulina Porizkova poses topless in lace panties in Vogue CS photos

Paulina Porizkova has unveiled new topless photos from her racy Vogue CS shoot while opening up about how modeling taught her to feel ashamed of her legs. 

The 56-year-old supermodel took to Instagram on Wednesday — just one day after she revealed her stunning ‘full frontal’ Vogue CS cover — to post images of herself posing in her New York City apartment wearing nothing but lacy underwear, sheer ankle socks, and strappy stilettos. 

In the stunning images, Paulina is strategically covering her bare breasts with her arms while standing in front of a nude oil portrait of herself. However, it’s her legs that she chose to draw attention to in the caption. 

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Strike a pose: Paulina Porizkova, 56, posted new topless photos from her Vogue CS shoot on Instagram Wednesday, just one day after revealing her ‘full frontal’ cover

Stunning: In the stunning images, the supermodel is strategically covering her bare breasts with her arms while standing in front of a nude oil portrait of herself

Stunning: In the stunning images, the supermodel is strategically covering her bare breasts with her arms while standing in front of a nude oil portrait of herself

‘For my whole modeling life, I’ve been vaguely ashamed of my legs,’ she wrote. ‘Of course, it was always pointed out to me that my legs were not perfect. Cherub knees (if you concentrate on just the knee cap, you can see a cherub face) instead of the socially required bony ones, the thighs a little wider than hips, (looks terrible in shorts!) and the length not particularly advantageous if compared to length of my torso. Don’t send Paulina in for the pantyhose commercial. 

Paulina explained that critical comments like those are common in the modeling industry and something she has been dealing with for decades.  

‘See, this is what happens when you’re a model. Every particle of you is dissected and held up for inspection and compared with others,’ she noted. ‘Of course you start doing it yourself. Your job depends on it. And of course you’ll always come up short.’ 

Paulina, who celebrated her birthday last week, said it has taken her 56 years to finally accept her legs, but they’re still far from her favorite feature.  

‘I can’t even say I like them — just accept them as mine and be happy with the way they work,’ she said. ‘And then I see a photo of myself like these from @marietomanova in the issue of @vogueczechoslovakia, and think, damn. What the hell am I thinking? There is nothing wrong with my legs.’ 

At the end of her post, she shared that the painting in the background was done by Wendy Rifkin, ‘an amazing portrait artist.’ The model couldn’t resist pointing out that her legs are covered with a sheet that’s hanging off of her derrière in the semi-nude commission.   

If you've got it... Paulina unveiled the cover on her Instagram on Tuesday morning, revealing a stunning image that was shot in her Manhattan apartment

If you’ve got it… Paulina unveiled the cover on her Instagram on Tuesday morning, revealing a stunning image that was shot in her Manhattan apartment

Under cover: The mother-of-two shared her own version of the cover on Instagram, but she hid her nipples with swan emojis so as not to violate Instagram's nudity policies

Under cover: The mother-of-two shared her own version of the cover on Instagram, but she hid her nipples with swan emojis so as not to violate Instagram’s nudity policies  

‘As you can see, back then I hid my least favorite part,’ she said. ‘No more. 56 rocks!’

The supermodel unveiled her stunning cover for Vogue CS on Instagram Tuesday morning, revealing an image of herself modeling a completely sheer black bodysuit — using two swan emoji to cover up her nipples. 

Paulina, who has been incredibly open about the non-surgical lengths she has gone to maintain her figure in her 50s, is seen modeling minimal makeup in the shoot while her blonde locks are styled in a tousled, undone ‘do. 

Memories: Paulina's Vogue CS cover was released exactly 40 years after she first posed for a cover of the magazine. She covered the German edition in 1981

Memories: Paulina’s Vogue CS cover was released exactly 40 years after she first posed for a cover of the magazine. She covered the German edition in 1981

In her Instagram post, she thanked the ‘brave folks’ at Vogue CS for ‘daring’ to work with her on such a bold shoot, and she noted the personal significance of her latest cover launch coming almost 40 years to the day after she starred on the front of her first issue of Vogue, when she was photographed for the German edition in 1981. 

‘Exactly 40 years after my very first (German) Vogue cover at the age of sixteen, here is a new one. Full frontal nude, at 56, on Vogue Cz,’ she wrote. ‘I’d really like to thank the brave folks at Vogue CZ… for daring to do this — but most of all the incredible team behind this photo shoot.

‘I can’t wait to share the inside pages as well, this was one of the most fun and playful photos shoots I have done — possibly in my life.’ 

On Monday, the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star gave a sneak peek at the content that appears inside the pages of the magazine when she shared a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot. 

In the clip, she can be seen playing her piano in chic velvet robe and a pair of green trousers while being photographed. 

Vogue CS explained in its own Instagram post on Tuesday that the May issue of the publication, which stars Paulina, is ‘dedicated to time’ and the ‘beauty of maturation in every moment of human life.’

Fighting back: The Vogue CS cover reveal camejust weeks after Paulina faced vile backlash from trolls over a lingerie shoot that she shared on Instagram

Fighting back: The Vogue CS cover reveal camejust weeks after Paulina faced vile backlash from trolls over a lingerie shoot that she shared on Instagram  

Upset: Paulina was branded 'sick' and 'desperate' by trolls after sharing the images, which showed her modeling black lingerie and thigh-high stockings in her New York home

Upset: Paulina was branded ‘sick’ and ‘desperate’ by trolls after sharing the images, which showed her modeling black lingerie and thigh-high stockings in her New York home 

‘It is not about anti-age, and we do not want to talk about aging or blindly prefer youth,’ the caption read. ‘We do not perceive time as an enemy but as the only true lifelong companion.’ 

The magazine noted that this ethos is reflected in the way Paulina lives her life, adding: ‘[Paulina] has her own specific view on maturation. She does not fight with age, nor is afraid of it. She doesn’t hide anything.’  

The supermodel has certainly never shied away from speaking out about how her body and appearance have evolved as she has grown older, and she has also candidly discussed the non-invasive treatments that she has turned to in order to maintain her looks, without going under the knife. 

While many have celebrated her candidness and praised her enviable figure, Paulina has faced backlash from a few online trolls who branded her ‘desperate’ and ‘sick’ when she chose to share images of herself posing in lingerie last month. 

At the time, the mother-of-two posted two stunning photos of herself modeling a black bra, panties, garter belt, and thigh-high stockings while posing in her New York apartment. 

After sharing the photos, the comments were flooded with compliments from admirers, with many questioning how she has managed to stay in such great shape over the years.  

New stuff: On Monday, Paulina shared a behind-the-scenes video of herself playing the piano in her apartment during her Vogue CS shoot

New stuff: On Monday, Paulina shared a behind-the-scenes video of herself playing the piano in her apartment during her Vogue CS shoot 

Throwback: Paulina was photographed by Marie Tomanova for the magazine's May issue

Throwback: Paulina was photographed by Marie Tomanova for the magazine’s May issue 

But, as she revealed in a follow-up post, there were also a fair few haters, who criticized the model for posing in such a daring shoot at the age of 55. 

‘Sis. Ur far too desperate for attention. It’s cringeworthy,’ one person commented, while another added: ‘I think ur just easy & wouldn’t blame anyone for not wanting to something used up.’ 

‘YOU MARRIED A HIDEOUS LOOKING MAN FOR HIS MONEY,’ the Instagram user wrote, disregarding the fact that Paulina made millions of dollars at the height of her modeling career.

Paulina called the commenters ‘bullies’ in her caption, but she insisted that she was more amused than upset by their hateful messages. 

In an interview with Tamron Hall earlier this month, she once again hit out at the trolls, questioning why women in their 50s aren’t ‘allowed to be sexy’ — when she was once ‘celebrated’ for posing in lingerie as a young model. 

Paulina’s reveal of her Vogue CS cover, which was shot in her apartment in New York City, also came just hours after she opened up about love and dating in her 50s following the death of her estranged husband and ‘soulmate’ Ric Ocasek. 

She admitted to Yahoo Life on Monday that she isn’t sure what she wants in a partner because she’s not the same person she was when she met The Cars frontman as a teen — but she hasn’t ruled out getting married again. 

Looking for love: Earlier this week, Paulina explained in an interview that she doesn't want a man who 'doesn't hear' her and treats her 'as a beautiful and worthy object'

Looking for love: Earlier this week, Paulina explained in an interview that she doesn’t want a man who ‘doesn’t hear’ her and treats her ‘as a beautiful and worthy object’

Relatable: Paulina said she acts like a teenager when it comes to dating because the last time she dated she was a teenager. She met her late husband Ric Ocasek when she was just 19

Relatable: Paulina said she acts like a teenager when it comes to dating because the last time she dated she was a teenager. She met her late husband Ric Ocasek when she was just 19

Relatable: Paulina said she acts like a teenager when it comes to dating because the last time she dated she was a teenager. She met her late husband Ric Ocasek when she was just 19 

‘I don’t know what I want because my husband was my soulmate for such a long time, and what he provided me at that time is no longer what I need,’ she said. ‘I need something else now because I’m way more fabulous now than I was at 19. I need a guy that can withstand my awesomeness.’ 

Paulina was only 19 when she met Ric on the set of the music video for The Cars’ hit ‘Drive’ in 1984. They wed five years later after they met, when she was 24 and he was 45. They went on to have two sons, Jonathan and Oliver. 

In 2017, Paulina and Ric quietly separated after nearly 30 years of marriage, and she noted that the end of their relationship ‘came as a shock’ to her because she ‘never conceived’ not being married to him. They were planning on getting a divorce when he died in September 2019 at age 75. 

‘And now being out there dating again, what I’m realizing is that I’m not very good at it,’ she said. ‘I keep being this weird teenager when it comes to dating because the last time I dated, I was a teenager.’  

Paulina stressed that she doesn’t want a man who ‘doesn’t hear’ her and treats her ‘as a beautiful and worthy object,’ saying she’s still not sure how to tell when someone likes her for who she is as a person.  

‘One thing that I’ve recognized now, after going out on dates with some men who have normal jobs and are wonderful guys, is that I find talent sexy — and talented men are generally way more complicated than non-talented ones,’ she explained. 

Never say never: Paulina (pictured with Ric in 1990) said she hasn't ruled out getting married again because she is still a 'totally hopeless romantic'

Never say never: Paulina (pictured with Ric in 1990) said she hasn’t ruled out getting married again because she is still a ‘totally hopeless romantic’

Support system: Paulina said her sons Jonathan, 27, and Oliver, 22, have been supportive of her dating. She and Ric are pictured with their sons in 2016

Support system: Paulina said her sons Jonathan, 27, and Oliver, 22, have been supportive of her dating. She and Ric are pictured with their sons in 2016 

‘I know better than to say “never,” but certainly a rock musician is about the last thing on my dating calendar.’ 

Paulina said her sons Jonathan, 27, and Oliver, 22, have been supportive of her dating, but she noted that she won’t introduce them to anyone unless the relationship is serious. 

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star also discussed how ‘sex gets better with age,’ which surprised her after hearing ‘horror stories’ about women losing their sex drives after going through menopause.  

‘And it turns out that it only gets better because I know my body so much better. Whatever confidence and wisdom that you acquire with age, it’s kind of paying off in your 50s,’ she said. 

‘Now I take my pleasure where I know that I had it or where I can. I’m not there to please the guy; I’m there to be pleased.’ 

The past year and a half following Ric’s death has been incredibly difficult for Paulina. While mourning The Cars frontman, she struggled with depression, anxiety, and rage after learning he had cut her out of his will — leaving her without any money, including her own earnings as a model. 

Paulina recently revealed that she was so strapped for cash following the rocker’s death that her friends had to buy her food to live off of. 

This past September, she sold the New York City townhouse where she and Ric had lived for more than 30 years for $10 million. She still has her home in upstate New York and now lives in a rental apartment in Manhattan.  


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