Paulina Porizkova says 'aging is not a disease' in candid post: 'Inspiring as always'

Paulina Porizkova got real about aging on Instagram. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)
Paulina Porizkova got real about aging on Instagram. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)

Paulina Porizkova is embracing her authentic self.

Over the weekend, the 57-year-old took to Instagram to share a barefaced selfie alongside a caption about getting older.

The supermodel has gained a following for her honest Instagram updates surrounding the modelling industry, fitness and aging — and this post is no exception.

In the caption, the mother-of-two shared that while her face embodies the "experience and character" of her life, society tells aging women to "be ashamed" of how they look.

"A tired, but very content 57-year-old woman early in the morning — with nothing to hide. Even though now, when my face and body reflects the full experience and character of my life, I’m told I should be ashamed of it," she penned to her 931,000 followers.

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The actress added that aging should be "celebrated" and not seen as a negative.

"Aging is not a disease...It should be celebrated for what it is. Growth and change," she concluded.

In the comments, fans thanked Porizkova for her "inspiring" message.

"Let us live for the beauty of our own reality," commented a follower.

"Inspiring as always!" shared someone else.

"With nothing to hide, amen! So gorgeous," added another.

"I can’t love this enough. Beauty is such a ridiculous overemphasized societal factor," wrote a fan.

This isn't the first time that the supermodel has opened up about aging.

While promoting the release of her new book, No Filter: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful, which came out on Nov. 15, Porizkova spoke about beauty and getting older in an interview with Women's Wear Daily.

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While the star hasn't used Botox or other anti-aging procedures, she told WWD that she's partakes in noninvasive options like face yoga and oxygen facials "to feel and look her best."

"I just want a little subtle help. I don’t want any drastic stuff. I don’t want to eliminate my age. I just want to look as good as I can given the limitations," she said.

While the Sports Illustrated alum says that some people look "wonderful" with injectables, she finds that they reduce the ability for someone to express themselves.

"I really like the fact that I can have a conversation with you and I can react to what you say and you’ll know exactly what I think," she explained. "...It’s clearly visible on my face and I feel like isn’t that what are faces are for? To communicate? The communication thing is more important than looking beautiful at this point so I don’t want to take that away."

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