Paulina Porizkova Shares Bikini Shots to Celebrate Martha Stewart's SI Swimsuit Cover

Paulina Porizkova wants in on the fun Martha Stewart is having.

The Czech-born supermodel shared her own set of bikini shots on social media this week in celebration of Stewart's new history-making cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit as an 81-year-old.

In a new Instagram post shared on Wednesday, Porizkova, 58, looked back at two of her own SI Swim covers from the past, featuring two throwback snapshots from her 1984 and 2019 covers of the iconic sports magazine.

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"Martha Stewart @marthastewart48 is one of the four covers of this year’s SI," Porizkova began her caption. "At 81, she’s making history as the oldest woman to be a bathing suit pinup."

She went on to also applaud Padma Lakshmi, who is also featured in the magazine's 2023 issue at age 52, calling her "another gorgeous, powerful, intelligent woman" to grace the pages of SI Swim. 

"Of course I love it!" added Porizkova, who is a vocal advocate for embracing aging women within the modeling industry. "We're finally having a bit of spotlight on us seasoned women, showing us as vibrant and sexy!"

"But it is to be noted how much younger all these amazing women look," she continued. "Which still tells the rest of us that to be seen as beautiful at our age, we better not actually look our age."

She went on to admit, "I'm just as guilty of this as anyone. Although I do not filter or retouch any of my photos, and have not had interventions, I’m careful to pick the photos of myself that are the most flattering. If you want attention for the beauty of age—it has to look somewhat appealing—and that still means—younger."

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"This keeps poking at me," she added. "I can’t quite figure out how to navigate these waters. I’m so happy we are finally invited back to the main tables, but—we’re expected to show up looking like our daughters."

"I am offering my sincerest admiration to these incredibly aspirational women who make age look like anything they want—and are living their best lives, sexy, vibrant and seasoned," she expressed. "They do make aging look great, if somewhat optional, which may be the step we need in the right direction. They will not take a seat in a corner and fade away as dictated, highlighting all of us in the process by having the spotlight turned on them and by extension, the rest of us."

In case you missed it, you can check out Stewart's history-making SI Swim photoshoot here. 

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