What is this?
The New Woman for the New Eden – without LOVE! We hippies always put the word LOVE on our naked babes. Where is the word LOVER? They left out the HARD PART! Anybody can jump a hurdle. But, we all have fallen flat on our faces when it comes to LOVE. Let’s not lose our sense of humor. LOVE is the sticky-wicket.
Paulina Porizkova (born Pavlína Pořízková; Czech pronunciation: [ˈpavliːna ˈpor̝iːskovaː]; 9 April 1965) is a Czech-born Swedish model, actress, author and feminist, who holds dual U.S. and Swedish citizenship. At 18 years old, in 1984, she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was the second woman (after Christie Brinkley) to be featured on the swimsuit issue’s front cover consecutive times (1984 and 1985). She joined judging in America’s Next Top Model in Cycles 10–12. In June 2017 The New York Times published in its pages her Op-Ed “America Made Me A Feminist.”
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Who exactly is this Sports Illustrated project for?
According to Vanity Fair, the issue will include a project titled “In Her Own Words,” featuring models Paulina Porizkova, Sailor Brinkley Cook, and Robyn Lawley posing with words written on their bodies in black marker, deeming them, “mother,” “nurturer,” “creative,” and more. The spread was shot by an all-women crew led by photographer Taylor Ballantyne—the first in the issue’s 54-year history. (But of course, the issue will still have swimsuits and sandy beaches, the publication assures.)
“It’s about allowing women to exist in the world without being harassed or judged regardless of how they like to present themselves,” editor MJ Day told Vanity Fair. “That’s an underlying thread that exists throughout the Swimsuit Issue. You have Harvard graduates, you have billion-dollar moguls, you have philanthropists, you have teachers, you have mothers—you have a full range of women represented in the alumnus of this magazine, and not one of them failed because they wore a bikini.”