Paulina Porizkova on returning at age 54 to Sports Illustrated's 2019 swimsuit issue

The 54-year-old chats about embracing aging, and how the conversation surrounding beauty has changed.
4:31 | 04/30/19

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Transcript for Paulina Porizkova on returning at age 54 to Sports Illustrated's 2019 swimsuit issue
The Czech born beauty has done it all appearing in music videos. When you break Reporter: Starring in films. It was the dog from the neighbor's. It jumped up at me. Reporter: But the supermodel with those killer cheekbones might be best known for heating up the pages of "Sports illustrated's" swimsuit issue including her first "S.I." Cover 35 years ago making her debut in the magazine in 1983 and now at 54, Paulina is set to make her tenth appearance in the annual issue. The minute you point a camera at me, I was like, you look gorgeous, you look beautiful. I was like, book. Reporter: In the upcoming issue. The stunner writing frankly about modeling with women decades younger and embracing the opportunity. She's outspoken and honest and she really is an advocate for ageism which I think is a really important topic to address because beauty doesn't end at 30. Beauty doesn't end at 40. Reporter: So great to have Paulina porizkova with us live. Thank you for being here. Thank you. You look fantastic. Congratulations. Thank you. We want to show you a couple of pictures and everybody. Go ahead and look at this. This is 35 years ago. There you are. My first "Sports illustrated" cover. I was such a baby. You were how old at that time? I think I was 18. 18 years old there. Then take a look at this, you guys. Get ready. That's then. And this is now. No, it's not. It's not now? That's not now. But it's closer to now. Yeah, I hate to do this to you guys but that picture was taken five years ago. Okay, well, there you go. Almost now. Thank you so much. I mean, yeah, older ladies, we look the same five years earlier, later, whatever, right? Listen, you look the same and I think better but more importantly what do you think when you see yourself then and yourself almost now as we've discovered five years ago, what do you think? What does it resonate. You know, it's funny. If I don't have a comparison, if I just look at a picture of myself now like from the "Sports illustrated" shoot when M.J. Sent me the pictures and she was like we're not going to do any retouching just on the minor thing like moles and stuff and I was like, gulp. It's like, well, I look good for 54. Yeah. Thank you, thank you. Thank you. But you ladies know that looking good at 54 is not the same as just looking good, right? It's like the compliment where you get, oh, you still look great. I know. I don't like that. Can we make a promise not to do that? Can you just say you look great. You still look so good is not a compliment. You look good. You look great. Thank you. I love you. How has the definition of beauty changed since you started modelling. You know what, I actually think and I'm going to give -- I don't need to but I'm going to give a lot of credit to M.J. From "Sports illustrated" because -- yeah, actually, seriously. That's a surprising answer because some people might not -- I'm not actually -- like I'm not big on like, you know, making things up. I'm usually pretty honest. Unfiltered they call me. I think it is a compliment. But M.J., when she got into her position, she really started expanding the notion in "Sports illustrated," which is like that's where people go to see beautiful young women, right? And she really started expanding the idea that it's not just, you know, models size 2 to 4 that are pretty but, hey, you know what, they could be size 10, they could be size 20 and all of a sudden at first when she started doing it I remember people going, ooh, god and now -- big girls in "Sports illustrated." I love it actually. The cover of the very beautiful -- her name is -- I know who -- Laura. Lara Spencer, yeah. Very very lupt to us Dhar Lauren graham. Ashley graham but we're even. Check out the issue, guys. Great article inside it.

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