Paulina Porizkova has had her fill of reality TV … for now, anyway.
The globally famous model, a former contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and a past judge on The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model,” is working on her own documentary while about to be seen in another: “About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now,” which HBO debuts Monday, July 30. That industry has its share of competition, and Porizkova is content with the amount she’s experienced.
“I keep getting asked to do ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’” she tells Zap2it, “which I think is about right for me. Other than that, not so much, but I’m not particularly interested. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ was something I was interested in because of dance. I just thought it was wonderful to watch.
“It’s not like I want to be part of some ‘Big Brother’ scheme because I need to be on TV,” Porizkova adds. “I’d like to be on it, but not in that capacity. There’s no question that people are a lot less interested in what I have to say now than they were 20 years ago. Which is too bad, because I’m way more interesting now. That’s the one benefit of age; I’m so much funnier and smarter now.”
The first celebrity voted out of “Dancing With the Stars” Season 4 — which Apolo Anton Ohno won — Czechoslovakia native Porizkova says she doesn’t “really watch” that program now, “but I still dance.” Even if the shown-at-Sundance “About Face” generates fresh interest in her, the current novelist and blogger laments that probably would be because the film puts her back in what she terms “the box.”
The wife of The Cars’ musical frontman Ric Ocasek reflects, “It’s identifying with what I am known for, which is modeling. You see it and you’re like, ‘Oh, wow. Look how she’s aged,’ and you get neatly filed away again. Even if it gives you some visibility, in a way, it’s the wrong kind. It’s back to the same old hallway, but older now.”