Spacebunny pointed out that yesterday's comparison between Ms Pasternak and Miss Upton was not entirely fair, given the probability that there was no way Ms Pasternak was ever anywhere close to Miss Upton's league even in her youth. (I nevertheless note that the comparison is not unreasonable given Ms Pasternak's claim that success, intelligence, and middle-aged fabulousness should trump beauty in the eyes of middle-aged men.) Even so, let me propose a more equitable comparison between a supermodel in her twenties and in her forties.
Here is Mrs. Seymour at the age of 42. Here is another picture. And here are two from 20 years ago for the purposes of comparison.
The married Mrs. Seymour is not unattractive, she's still more attractive than many of her age peers. But she shows her age, she is at least 25 pounds heavier, and I am dubious that any amount of education and accomplishment would make the 42-year old version more attractive than the 22-year old one to a 40-something man meeting her for the first time, even if one takes into account that the young Miss Seymour was cognitively challenged enough to get involved with Axl Rose.
It's also interesting to note that Mrs. Seymour is married to a man of 63. It is remarkable to think that many single middle-aged women who cannot find men of their own age to be interested in them will not consider men the same age as the former supermodel's husband.