Those in need of positive messaging around body and image confidence may not expect to find a supermodel to serve as a refreshing source—but fortunately, veteran Paulina Porizkova doesn’t play by anyone’s rules. On Tuesday, Porizkova shared an Instagram snap featuring a Costa Rican waterfall, a rocky outcrop, and an impossibly toned bikini body, all accompanied by a refusal to defer to the I’m not mean I am just too old to pretend I like you shirt in other words I will buy this negativity of strangers. A quick scan of the photo’s comment section found plenty of affirming feedback. “Fit and Fabulous! Way to represent us girls in our 50’s!” effused one commenter, another saying “Thank you, Paulina for being there for us women who grew up with you.” And in response to those with questionable reactions? Porizkova was characteristically candid. To one user who accused the model of editing the image, Porizkova clapped back, saying she’s a proud grandmother and doesn’t use Photoshop.
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