The model, actress and author, who was born in Czechoslovakia and became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, recently posted a snap of herself wearing nothing but a smile to Instagram to clap back at age-shamers who posted nasty comments about a topless photo of Elizabeth Hurley.
The comments, reacting to Hurley’s sexy bare-chest, discussed whether the topless photo was appropriate for her age - something that Porizkova clearly didn't agree with.
In response to the trolls, alongside the nude shot, Porizkova wrote a post that broke down why the reaction was unnecessary and unfair.
"Today, on a serious note, thoughts inspired by the brouhaha around a sexy photo of @elizabethhurley1 ..."
She pointed out that when she was in her 20s and 30s, “the less I wore - the more popular I was.” In her 40s, Porizkova continued, “I could walk around practically naked and illicit nothing more than a ticket for public indecency.”
Now that she's in her 50s, however, Porizkova noticed a distinct difference in how she was treated for daring to bare some skin.
"At fifty, I am reviled for it. “Put on your clothes, grandma. Hungry for attention, are you? A little desperate here? You’re pathetic.”
"Why is sexiness and nudity applauded in a woman’s youth and reviled in her maturity? Because of men. Men are biologically programmed to spread their seed, inserting themselves into fertile containers which advertise their viability through youth. What does this say for men who do not want children? Men who have all the kids they wanted? Men who don’t want kids right this second? Un-evolved. And what does this say for women like myself, who need to be validated by the male gaze? Insecure. The only thing that is pathetic here is allowing others to set your priorities."
Now that's what we call a snapback.