Supermodel Paulina Porizkova is making the most of rural life in upstate New York, getting in as much rest and relaxation as possible, while sunbathing topless in her backyard.
The 55-year-old took to Instagram on Monday morning to share a slice of her life in quarantine, posting a topless selfie while lounging in the sunshine, revealing that sitting outside with ‘as little clothes as possible’ is one of her favorite ways to spend a summer day.
‘My favorite way to spend time on a hot and humid day. As little clothes as possible and a great book,’ the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model captioned the photo, which shows her lying on a sunlounger with sun hat on her head – and a book covering her bare chest.
Letting loose: Paulina Porizkova took to Instagram on Monday morning to share a topless selfie while lounging in her backyard and reading a book – which she used to cover her chest
‘Goddess’: The 55-year-old’s Instagram followers were floored by the selfie, with many branding her ‘beautiful’ and ‘gorgeous’, while others complimented her youthful appearance
Taking a stand: Paulina took a break from Instagram over the weekend, after signing off on Friday by sharing a post in support of Black Lives Matter
But the supermodel made clear that she certainly doesn’t spend all day every day lying back and relaxing, revealing that she only allowed herself to enjoy some R&R ‘after all the chores were done’.
‘Also helps when oldest son is making dinner – mom gets to chill,’ she concluded the post.
Paulina’s selfie sparked an outpouring of compliments from her followers, with many commenting on just how youthful the model looks in the snap.
‘I’m convinced you’re an ethereal vampire goddess,’ one person wrote, while another added: ‘You are absolutely gorgeous!’
Others were eager to know what book Paulina had chosen for her outdoor reading session, with the model revealing that she is currently enjoying Eve in Hollywood, a collection of short stories by Amor Towles.
One person even cautioned the model against using the book as a bikini top, joking: ‘Holding a book could give weird tan lines!’
The stunning selfie is the latest in a long series of candid snaps that the fashion star has shared during quarantine – and it’s also not the first topless image that she has posted for her followers.
Favorite: In her latest Instagram caption, Paulina said that she loves wearing ‘as little clothes as possible’, something she has been able to do regularly while in quarantine
Same look: She previously shared a snapshot of herself sunbathing while using a book to protect her modesty – although this time it was a digital version on an iPad
In July, Paulina posted a funny photo of herself posing in a pair of 20-year-old bikini bottoms, revealing that the vintage swimwear had become so well-worn that it was actually leaving black marks on her body whenever she wore it.
‘Black marks that resemble tar started to appear on my hips and shoulders,’ she wrote alongside the image.
‘Couldn’t figure it out for a while – until today – eureka! It’s the black dye coming off. Time for one of us to retire!’
Paulina has also previously posed with a book as a bikini top – although this time it was a digital copy that she was reading on her iPad.
While the image was certainly light-hearted and fun, Paulina delved into more serious topics in the caption, opening up about aspects of the book, On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff, that she identified with most.
‘This book has just hit the bookshelves as a paper back,’ she captioned the cheeky snapshot. ‘And let me tell you, Jen knows all about being human. About being a girl who needs love and is so full of self doubt and insecurities she can’t find it. (Sounds familiar).
‘And how this girl can go on — by first forgiving herself. (Still working on that).’
Activities: As well as hanging out by the pool, the model has also indulged in plenty of fun hobbies while in quarantine, including knitting a sweater
Doing it her own way: She has also been doing a lot of chores around the house, including cleaning out her green pool
In between her topless selfies and candid quarantine snaps – which have included images of Paulina doing housework and cleaning out her pool, as well as documenting activities like dancing and knitting – the model has also broached some much more serious topics.
On Friday, Paulina signed off from Instagram for the weekend by sharing a post in support of Black Lives Matter, an old modeling shot of herself with the words written across it.
‘For the weekend, I will sign off with [a flashback Friday post] AND a very current sentiment, which I keep hoping will spread instead of Corona,’ she wrote in the caption.
‘Have a lovely weekend everyone, remember that our hearts are not closed chambers: more love will not break them, instead, they’ll expand to hold more love.’
And earlier this month, she posted a makeup-free selfie as she admitted she is ‘super insecure’ about her appearance and ‘trying to come to terms’ with her aging.
‘This is what 55 looks like — on a good day… Freshly rolled out of bed. Had a good nights sleep (for a change) after a lovely July 4th weekend,’ she wrote. ‘But also waking up to tragic and sad news of the pandemic — a reminder that that happiness is a butterfly, it’s only a perfect moment in time and like all else, it passes.
‘Disturbing and comforting all at once — nothing good lasts — but nor does anything bad…#fiftyfiveandcounting #betweenjloandbettywhite #nofilters #nofillers #nobotox YET!’ she continued.
Memory: The mother of two has been morning the death of her estranged husband Ric Ocasek, who passed away on September 15 at the age of 75
Memories: Paulina met The Cars frontman while the band was filming a music video in 1984 and became his third wife in 1989. They had two sons together, Jonathan, 26, and Oliver, 22
‘(BTW, posting this photo because I’m super insecure about my appearance — not proud of it! I may have body dysmorphia in the opposite direction: believing I look much better than I actually do. I’m so used to looking one way in photos, that this older me that stares back shocks me. By posting myself unaltered, I’m really trying to come to terms with my aging. I figure if I put the real ME out there, I’ll get used to being older – eventually.)
‘Also noteworthy — to fix impending jowls — smile.’
It’s been a difficult few years for Paulina, who has had to mourn both the end of her marriage and the death of her estranged husband Ric Ocasek.
She had announced in May 2018 that they had split quietly the previous year after 28 years of marriage. Though they were divorcing, they continued to share a New York townhouse and that is where Paulina found the famed rock star dead.
A medical examiner determined that the musician died on September 15 at the age of 75 from hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with pulmonary emphysema being a contributing factor.
Since his passing, Paulina has been incredibly open about her struggle to process her emotions about his death.
Paulina met The Cars frontman while the band was filming the music video for Drive in 1984 and became his third wife in five years later. They had two sons together, Jonathan, 26, and Oliver, 22.
Source: Daily Mail AU