The Awakening of Paulina Porizkova
As the former supermodel reinvents herself as a writer, she brings hard-won lessons for us all about authenticity and what her Soviet-era upbringing suggests about a Ukraine under Russian control.
At 56, former supermodel Paulina Porizkova may no longer be the most beautiful woman in the world, but she is certainly one of the most interesting. It is not merely the loss of her famous “young” face that makes her so. It’s what she has chosen to make of that loss. Paulina has reinvented herself as a writer. And she has important insights about exploitation, what it’s like growing up in a Soviet-controlled country, and what her experience suggests about a Ukraine under Russian domination.