Paulina Porizkova, SI Swimsuit 1983
Walter Iooss Jr./SI
By Kelsey Hendrix
April 09, 2015

It's Thursday so you know what that means...time for a throwback! This week we're tipping our hats to one of SI Swimsuit's 50 Greatest Swimsuit Models, Paulina Porizkova

Celebrating her 50th birthday today, Paulina graced the pages of SI Swimsuit a whopping seven times and was our cover girl in both 1984 and 1985. With memorable snaps from Jamaica to Bora Bora and beyond, it's no surprise that Paulina stands out as one of the all-time greats. 

Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Selected at Number 10, Paulina is perhaps best known for being the first woman from Central Europe to be featured on a SI Swimsuit cover and was only the second model ever to grace back-to-back covers. Be it for her natural beauty, her ability to still captivate us 30 years later, or her moves on Dancing With the Stars, we think everyone can find a reason to show Paulina some love on her big day!

Happy birthday to icon and legend, Paulina Porizkova! Your SI Swimsuit family wishes you all the best!


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