Paulina Porizkova
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'Beyond the Edge' Competitor Paulina Porizkova May Be an Underestimated Threat to Win

Jamie Lerner - Author
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Mar. 23 2022, Published 12:33 p.m. ET

Fans of Survivor have been asking for a celebrity version of the series and now, it’s finally here. Beyond the Edge airs on CBS directly after Survivor and features nine celebrities living in Panama and competing in challenges to win money for their favorite charities. Of the nine celebrities, only one of them, Paulina Porizkova, is a supermodel.

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Not only is Paulina a supermodel but she’s also one of the wealthiest competitors on Beyond the Edge. While the competitors range from American Idol runners-up to professional athletes, their net worths vary. So what is Paulina Porizkova’s net worth?

Paulina Porizkova in 'Beyond the Edge'
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What is Paulina Porizkova's net worth?

Thanks to an extensive modeling career and the opportunities that came from that, Paulina’s estimated net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is $10 million. However, her reemergence in Beyond the Edge is expected to add more endorsement opportunities for the now 56-year-old model.

Paulina Porizkova

Model, Actress, Author

Net worth: $10 million

Paulina Porizkova is a Central European-born supermodel famous for appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated and her high-paying contract with Estée Lauder. She's also appeared in various movies and written various books and blogs.

Birth date: April 9, 1965

Birth place: Prostejov, Czechoslovakia

Birth name: Pavlína Pořízková

Spouse: Ric Ocasek (m. 1989, died 2019)

Children: Jonathan Raven Ocasek (born 1993) and Oliver Ocasek (born 1999)

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Paulina’s supermodel career began when she became the first model from Central Europe to land on the Sports Illustrated cover in 1984 at only 18 years old. From there, she picked up the highest-paid modeling contract ever at $6 million per year from 1988–1995 at Estée Lauder. Others might know Paulina from her stint as a judge on Season 10–12 of America’s Next Top Model.

Paulina is a fitting contestant for ‘Beyond the Edge.’

Beyond the Edge might test strength, but it also tests willpower and resilience. And although many people might think Paulina is privileged, she actually had a challenging upbringing. Born in Prostejov, which is in the modern-day Czech Republic, Paulina spent most of her early childhood separated from her parents. Her parents were forced to flee the former Czechoslovakian territory during the Warsaw Pact invasion, but Paulina was forced to stay behind.

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She spent seven years with her grandmother hoping to reunite with her parents, and the entire affair was highly publicized, making Paulina’s family a national symbol for outcry. She was finally reunited with her family and given Swedish citizenship, only for Paulina’s father to leave, refusing to pay child support. Despite all of this, Paulina went on to become one of the most prominent models of our time.

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Oliver Orion Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova (C), and Jonathan Raven Ocasek
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In September 2019, Paulina found her husband, Ric Ocasek, whom she was in the process of divorcing, dead in his home when she was caring for him after a surgery. He had disinherited Paulina and their two sons from his will, claiming that she “abandoned” him before his surgery.

In 2021, Paulina dated famed screenwriter-director Aaron Sorkin, but as of now, she’s just living her best single life (as far as we know) and making moves on Beyond the Edge.

Watch Beyond the Edge every Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.

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