Paulina Porizkova shared a playful video of herself dancing in a sports bra and workout pants to help raise money to feed people who are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 55-year-old supermodel took to Instagram on Sunday to post footage of herself moving and grooving with her friend Liv Solomon while taking part in the viral ‘Dork It Out Dance Challenge.’
Paulina made a clever nod to her chosen profession by dancing to Kraftwerk’s song ‘The Model’ in the minute-long clip, which appeared to be filmed in the living room of her home in upstate New York.
Dancing queen: Paulina Porizkova, 55, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a video of herself dancing in a sports bra in her living room with her friend Liv Solomon
Strike a pose: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star made a clever nod to her chosen profession by moving to the beat of Kraftwerk’s song ‘The Model’ in the minute-long clip
‘She’s posing for consumer products now and then / For every camera she gives the best she can,’ the band sings as the two women circle each other and strike model poses.
They are both dressed in workout clothes, with Paulina flashing her toned abs in a sports bra and cropped black pants. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star’s blonde hair is in wild waves, and she admitted in the caption that she hadn’t brushed it in over a week.
Paulina and Liv appear to be having plenty of fun as they energetically bounce around and mime the lyrics. When the song ends, they collapse onto the floor in exhaustion.
‘DORK IT OUT DANCE CHALLENGE,’ she captioned the clip. ‘Me and my friend Liv @livsolomon accepted Jen Pastiloff’s #dorkitoutdancechallenge to help raise money to help feed people.
‘(Jen and her friends @daynamondello and @elizabeth_gilbert_writer started a movement to get $100 grocery gift cards to people in need.) So here we are, taking the “dork it out” literally, because we are proud dorks.
Good cause: They filmed the clip as part of the ‘Dork It Out Dance Challenge,’ which is raising money to give people in need $100 grocery gift cards
Life in quarantine: In her caption, Pauline noted that she hadn’t brushed her wild blonde locks in 10 days
(Check out the amazing dorky clump of hair in the back of my head — which is what happens if you haven’t brushed your hair in um — ten days?)’
Paulina went on to add that she and Liv have been quarantined together for five weeks, noting they are ‘the privileged ones’ who are able to stay home during the global crisis and ‘are very conscious’ of their responsibility.
‘Thank you @jenpastiloff for being amazingly the best sort of human! So happy to be new friends. #beinghuman2020,’ she wrote at the end of her post. ‘And I challenge @oliviaotcasek and @colleenotcasek and @jcq.mhn.’
Paulina’s dance challenge video comes a week and a half after she celebrated her 55th birthday while in quarantine.
In honor of her big day, she posted a sultry photo of herself modeling a tiny gold bikini during her pre-lockdown vacation in Costa Rica last month.
‘TBT. Less than two months ago, the world was still a familiar place. And I was basking in its best incarnation, here in Costa Rica,’ she wrote on April 9. ‘Humor me, if you will, today. I’m now 55, and I have gone through half a lifetime only liking the way I look in retrospect.’
Positive vibes: Paulina and Liv appeared to be having plenty of fun as they energetically bounced around and mimed the lyrics
All done: When the song ended, they collapsed onto the floor in exhaustion
Paulina looks absolutely stunning in the snapshot, which shows her posing on a deck in the jungle wearing nothing but a gold sequin string bikini as she looks off into the distance.
Although she has been a famous model since the early 1980s, she noted that she didn’t always realize her beauty.
‘I look at old photos and realize how good I had it,’ she explained. ‘So today, I am looking at myself, (in an admittedly flattering photo) and think, “hey, I’m a good 55-year-old! ” I will feel pretty today.
‘And endlessly grateful for all the gifts life has bestowed on me thus far,’ she added. ‘They’ve been many. Quarantine is a great time to sift through them all.’
Paulina ended the post with numerous hashtags, including ‘#betweenjloandbettywhite’ and ‘#flattenthecurve.’
The cover star, who stayed in a rental property called Villa Neruda, has shared numerous throwback photos from her trip since she returned home in mid-March.
Memories: Paulina celebrated her 55th birthday on April 9 by sharing a sultry throwback photo of herself modeling a tiny gold bikini in Costa Rica last month
Home sweet home: For the past five weeks, Paulina has been quarantined at her home in the country with her sons Jonathan and Oliver, her dog Ludwig, and her cat Oskar
For the past five weeks, Paulina has been quarantined at her home in the country with her sons Jonathan and Oliver, her dog Ludwig, and her cat Oskar.
The day before her birthday, she posted a video of herself using a KitchenAid to mix the batter for her cake while her cat stood close by.
‘Baking my birthday cake with a little help from Oskar. #oskartheca,’ she wrote. ‘It will eventually be a strawberry cake. I hope. It sort of reminds me a little Czech cookbook from I think the 1960’s, called “Grandma cooks for her fiftieth”. No, it was not a joke book.
‘It was a real cookbook for ladies to help them celebrate their big birthdays,’ she explained. ‘In my case though, I’m only doing my cake — and by choice cause I love baking. My boys and men are taking care of everything else tomorrow. Even the dishes.’
Earlier in the week, she posted a snapshot of herself dressed as Rosie the Riveter while urging people to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
‘We will do it. There is no other way forward but through. I, like so many of you, am sitting at home hearing horrifying news from the front lines,’ she wrote. ‘I am immensely grateful to the people on the front lines. And I want to let them know, I want to help them. But my gratitude can only take on the form of inactivity.
Baking: The day before her birthday, she posted a video of herself using a KitchenAid to mix the batter for her cake while her cat stood close by
‘Inactivity to a level never before witnessed. Every day I wake up and want to do something to help, and find out the only help I CAN give is to stay at home. It’s the definition of frustration: not being able to do the very task you most want to do.’
She noted that she lucky to be quarantined at home with her loved ones, but she admitted that she is human and just wants to go to a restaurant.
Paulina added: ‘Of course, I can and will pull out my sewing machine and start working on those masks —but what’s really important and helpful to all is the most boring part of all: STAY THE F**K AT HOME.’
The mother of two has been using her time in quarantine to tend to her garden, clean her home, and knit — all while sporting wild hair.
She has been taking to Instagram to share hilarious photos of herself passing the time while hunkering down in her spacious home in the country.
Paulina marked 14 days in quarantine by sharing a photo of herself posing in front of the tall grass and weeds in her garden, admitting that she didn’t have time to tend to it before.
Motivator: Earlier this month, she posted a snapshot of herself dressed as Rosie the Riveter while urging people to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic
Putting in work: Paulina marked 14 days in quarantine by sharing a photo of herself posing in front of the weeds in her garden, admitting that she didn’t have time to tend to it before
She is dressed in a teal tank top and black pants, which she appropriately accessorized with a gardening hat and gloves.
Her blue velour sweatshirt is hanging on her white picket fence, suggesting she took it off after she started to work up a sweat.
‘Quarantine day 14. Gardening is hard. All parts of me ache. See those tall grasses behind me? All weeds that took root last year when I didn’t have time for my garden,’ she captioned the image.
‘All need to be pulled out by — me. #whoneedsagym #flattenthecurve #gardening #gardenlife,’ she added. ‘And THEN I can start fertilizing, double digging and raking — BEFORE planting. It doesn’t help all the men in my household are busy at their computers. (Yes, I’m HUGELY grateful I have a plot of land on which I can garden.)’
On her ninth day in quarantine,’ she shared a hilarious photo of her blonde hair sticking up in every direction after not washing it for nearly a week.
‘So, this is what happens when you wash your hair in well water with your son’s shampoo, put it up in a bun for five days while you clean and cook and garden, and then take it down,’ she joked.
‘Anyone got any good ideas on what to call this fab and never before seen hairstyle? I’d like to make it a trend. And yes, I accidentally photobombed #oskarthecat.’
Keeping busy: Paulina has been taking to Instagram to share comical photos of herself passing the time while quarantined, including images of her wacky hair
Relatable: Paulina has blamed ‘well water,’ her ‘son’s shampoo,’ and messy buns for her untamed hair, which sticks up in all directions when she takes it down
Paulina also blamed the well water and her son’s shampoo when she shared a similar shot of her wacky hair the week before.
‘This is what happens when you wash your hair with your son’s shampoo in well water, then wrap it in a turban and forget it while you clean the kitchen cupboards. A new fashion idea? Sort of harks back to the 80’s, right?’ she captioned a photo of herself standing in her kitchen with her long locks sticking up and tangled.
Another equally comical photo shows Paulina drinking straight out of a bottle of whiskey while sweeping her kitchen floor.
‘Yup, with all that cooking and cleaning mama needs her TX whiskey,’ she wrote. ‘(Thank you brother Kym for introducing us.)’
She has also been taking her dog and cat for walks in the woods surrounding her home.
While her daily quarantine posts have been mostly comical and uplifting, she is still mourning the loss of her estranged husband, The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who died in September at the age of 75.
Paulina met Ric on set while The Cars were filming the music video for Drive in 1984, and she became his third wife in 1989. They had two sons together, Jonathan, 26, and Oliver, 21. She announced in May 2018 that they had split 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 on the morning of Sunday, September 15.
Grief: Paulina has also continued to mourn the loss of her estranged husband, The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who died in September at the age of 75
Loss: Paulina paid tribute to her late husband on March 23, what would have been his 76th birthday. She shared a message her oldest stepson had written after his father’s death
A medical examiner determined he died from hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with pulmonary emphysema being a contributing factor.
Paulina has been candid about her grief on Instagram, and on March 23, she paid tribute to Ric on what would have been his 76th birthday.
She shared a photo of a post written by Ric’s eldest son, Chris, after his death. Ric has a total of six sons, two from each of his three marriages.
‘When I lived a mile away, he lived a million. What I thought a mere ounce, to him was a billion. But what I learned most from the journey of mine is that “hope” dies a though times,’ the message read.
‘This post by my oldest stepson, father of my beloved Olivia, wrote this comment after his father’s death,’ she explained. ‘It made me burst out in tears.
‘Ric was many things, many of them contradictory. Talented. Jealous. Funny. Driven. Judgmental. Passionate. Vain. Silly. Impulsive. Sexy. Vindictive. Generous. Narcissistic. Gentle. So gentle, in fact, that often people confused it with kind. Which he wasn’t. He was never kind. Today is his birthday.
‘I’m still struggling with comprehending that one can feel two opposing emotions at the same time,’ she admitted. ‘And I still struggle with forgiveness. Still, happy birthday honey, wherever you are. #happybirthdayric #loveneverdies.’
Paulina was likely referring to the fact that Ric had cut her out of his will before this death, claiming he was ‘abandoned’ by her.
The couple was separated when he died, but since they were not legally divorced, she, as his widow, may be entitled under New York law to an ‘elective share’ of his estate.
Ric specifically addressed the rule in his will, stating: ‘Even if I should die before our divorce is final…Paulina is not entitled to any elective share…because she has abandoned me.’
However, unless it can be proven in court that she did abandon him, she will likely be entitled to a one-third share of the musician’s assets, which are listed as $5 million in ‘copyrights’, $100,000 in ‘tangible personal property,’ and $15,000 in cash.
Source: Daily Mail australia