Nickname Czech Chick
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Marital status: Single
Best known as: Cover model for the 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
Famous Quotes from Petra Nemcova
"We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.""I can dance for, like, four or five hours nonstop without even drinking water. It's a beautiful, beautiful thing."
"I grew up under Communism so we could only learn Russian, and then when Communism fell in 1989 we could learn a few more things and have the freedom to travel and the freedom of speech - and the freedom of dreaming, really."
"If we focus on the minuses, we go down the spiral. But if we are able to focus on the pluses, we can become stronger and put more meaning into our life."
"Learn from the past, look to the future, but live in the present."
She was the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look winner.
She is a multilingual who speaks Czech, Slovak, Polish, English, French and Italian.
Glamour magazine awarded her a "Survivor Award" in 2005 for her charity work following her tsunami ordeal.
She was appointed as Honorary Consul from the Czech Republic to Haiti by the government of Haiti in 2011.
Petra Nemcova was born on the 27th Of June 1979 in Karvina, Czech Republic. She is a model, author, socialite and a TV host. She is also the founder of the Happy Hearts Fund. She was founded by the NEXT Model Management Company on the streets of Prague. She moved to Milan after signing the agreement. Her career flourished after she won the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look. She featured in various campaigns from Bulgari, Benetton, Cartier, HP, etc. She also appeared in various magazine covers of Cosmopolitan, Flare, Vegas, Elle, etc.
Petra Nemcova Biography
Since the start of her career she has worked for various designers including Matthew Williamson and Custo Barcelona. Petra appeared in the British television series Absolutely Famous. She was also the host of the TLC series A Model Life. She also appeared in the dance talent show Dancing with the Stars. She released her autobiography Love Always, Petra in 2005.In the book she tells about all her experiences as a model, her early life and her love with her long lost boy friend. She lost him in a terrible tsunami accident in Thailand in which she survived despite fatal injuries.She is the founder and chair of the Happy Hearts Fund. After she was was featured on the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, she became very popular in the media.