Czech-born Swedish model, actress, author and feminist Paulina Porizkova naked by Taylor Ballantyne for 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in New York City
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 piece “America Made Me a Feminist”.