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Paulina Porizkova Says Models Thought Sexual Harassment Was “Compliments”

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“What people called sexual harassment, we called compliments. When a 16-year-old girl is flattered by a man pulling out his penis, that’s noteworthy.”

This quote from the model Paulina Porizkova from the forthcoming HBO documentary “About Face,” about the modeling industry, saddens me. Sexual harassment is something all women have experienced, but it did not have a name, really, until the early ’70s. While my initial reaction to this quote was to say Paulina sounds like a dingbat, on further thought I realize she was a product of her (sexist) time and sadly, young models (as she was in the ’80s) were socialized to think a whipped-out dong was a good thing. [Styleite] Keep reading »

Paulina Porizkova Says Aging Is The Revenge Of The Ugly

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“Nothing ages as poorly as a beautiful woman’s ego… Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it’s also the only gift that does NOT keep on giving. It usually blossoms at an age where you’re least equipped to handle its benefits and rewards and instead take it all for granted, and by the time you start understanding the value of it, it slowly trickles away. How’s that for revenge of the ugly ones?

—Supermodel Paulina Porizkova on finding her first wrinkles. Oh, please. Paulina, you’re still gorgeous. [Wowowow] Keep reading »

Quotable: Paulina Porizkova Knows Fame Is Fleeting

“No one but aliens can stay on top forever. I’m talking about you, Tom Cruise. And you, Madonna … My book failed to sell all that much, and I couldn’t get on ‘The View’ no matter how much I begged, and I got fired from ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ I spent the rest of the year feeling a bit sorry for myself while knitting and shouting comments at morning TV shows. The only place to go to now is a VH1 reality show, and if they won’t have you, there is always Dr. Drew’s rehab. What are fallen celebrities to do if they’re too vain to get fat and too paranoid to get strung out on drugs?”

—Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova talks about the fate of former celebrities. Come on, “The View”—give the girl a segment. She’s hilarious. [NY Post]
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Quotable: Paulina Porizkova Compares Heidi Montag To A “Cheap Plastic Pool Float”

“Wouldn’t Audrey Hepburn, Jane Birkin, Twiggy, Charlotte Rampling, and Jean Harlow have lost their special brand of elegant, feline sexiness if they were tipping over under the weight of great ol’ mammaries? Compare any one of these natural beauties to someone like Heidi Montag, and it’s like comparing a Hastens Swedish handmade mattress to a cheap plastic pool float.”

— Model Paulina Porizkova has a point about the natural beauty thing, but she’s kind of going over our head with that “Hastens Swedish handmade mattress” stuff. [Modelinia] Keep reading »

Quotable: Anna Wintour Turns Up Her Nose At Famous Models Too

“The glance she gave me is one I’d give to an expired carton of milk.”

– Former model Paulina Porizkova on “running into” Vogue‘s Anna Wintour Keep reading »

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