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Paulina Porizkova in Bikini Shuts Down Body Shamers

Here is how she keeps herself in check.

Don't tell Paulina Porizkova to eat a cheeseburger! On Wednesday the svelte supermodel flaunted her figure in a black string bikini, shutting down body shamers in the process. What was her self-love message and how does she maintain her physical and mental wellbeing? Read on to find out how Paulina Porizkova stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


Paulina's Message to Body Shamers

In the photo showing off her fabulous physique, Paulina shared a message in anticipation of commeters telling her she is too thin. "For those of you who are tempted to tell me to eat a burger, I'm tempted to tell you NOT to eat one. But won't. Body shaming is so last decade. Let's celebrate who we are, wrinkles and imperfections and all," she wrote in the caption. Continue reading for a few of Paulina's healthy living hacks. 


Her Diet Is Clean

In a recent Instagram post, Porizkova explained that her diet is extremely healthy. "I live reasonably clean- don't much enjoy processed foods, but love a variety and do love my cakes," she said.


She Started Exercising at 40

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Paulina revealed to Elle that she started working out post-catwalk career. "I started exercising when I was 40. I never did anything before that. Just cigarettes and poor nutrition. I could eat whatever I wanted because I smoked. Cindy [Crawford] would be there sweating and working out, and she had a fabulous body that she worked for and I was just like, 'Oh, that's stupid.' I had a good time being unhealthy for a while, but then you pay for it." Now she maintains a moderate approach to exercise. "I work out – try for at least three ones a week- sometimes less, sometimes more. I now mostly do Pilates, with some dancing or biking thrown in for cardio. That's it," she said in the above Instagram post.  


She Reaps Mental Health Benefits From Exercise

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Paulina maintains that exercise helps keep panic attacks at bay and in getting her off antidepressants. "I found out if I worked out every day my anxiety was kept a lot at bay. And I felt better. So how great is that?" she told Elle. 


Her Favorite Type of Exercise Is Dance

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Paulina, who appeared on Dancing with the Stars, maintains that dancing helps her stay in shape. "I still dance. I've done boxing. I've done rowing. You name it, I've done it. Except for running. I don't like running. It doesn't feel good to me. It feels bad on my knees," she told Elle. "I'd rather do Zumba. And Bollywood dancing is a great way to get the aerobic part done. I do some really hard rowing classes. It's become something that's like brushing my teeth. It's something I have to do," she said. 


She Also Does Pilates

In a recent Instagram post, Paulina revealed that Pilates is one of her go-to methods for staying svelte. She is a fan of the Nofar Method, a New York City based studio. 


She Drinks Alcohol Sometimes


Porizkova enjoys spirits on occasion. "I drink wine and cocktails. I smoked until I was forty. ( Sorry to say. Of course I quit when pregnant and nursing- but my husband was an unapologetic smoker- and it was easier to do as he did instead of fighting about it)," she wrote on Instagram.

Leah Groth
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