Picks and Pans Review: From Fancy Footwork to Fiction: Paulina Porizkova
THE HEROINE IS A TEEN MODEL IN PARIS. YOU? It's my experiences, but filtered. She's more timid. I was a wild child.
MEANING? Give a fairly self-possessed 15-year-old money and an apartment and what do you think she'll do? Not study Greek Classics!
DID YOU FEEL PRESSURED TO BE SUPER-THIN? It wasn't like it is today. We used to be size 4, 6, even 8. Giants compared to the girls now.
DID DANCING GET YOU BACK IN MODEL SHAPE? I'm much more fit, but it's not like you'll be seeing me in a bikini!
DID YOUR FAMILY LIKE YOU BEING ON THE SHOW? They [husband Ric Ocasek and kids Jonathan, 13, and Oliver, 8] were really proud. [But] it was like, "I'm in pain—and I'm not making anybody food because I can't get up."
WILL YOU WRITE MORE BOOKS? Yes. I'm way too old and fat to model now. But for a writer, I'm pretty damn young and hot!