“Oh sure, Miss Supermodel, it must be hard for you”

Still Radiant to Us: Paulina at the premier of The Social Network (left) and in a 1989 movie, Her Alibi (right)

In her most recent piece for The Huffington Post, former-supermodel Paulina Porizkova , 45 , opens up about the challenges of accepting the aging process.

“You have always been more beautiful than the average,” the conversation goes, “so it goes without saying, you still are. At least, in your age category.” Hm, I know it’s a compliment, so why do I not fluff up with delight?

Maybe because nothing ages as poorly as a beautiful woman’s ego.

Check out the November issue of Zoomer, now in homes and on newsstands, for more takes on aging gracefully from supermodels of decades past.