Petra Němcová (born 24 June 1979) is one of the hottest models to come out of Central Europe. She has reigned since 2000, appearing in numerous top publications, including multiple times in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Let's see what we can find out about the gorgeous Petra Nemcova.
Petra was born in Karviná, Czechoslovakia. It is in the Moravian-Silesian region.
Petra was discovered while walking about in Prague by NEXT Model Management.
Upon winning the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look contest, Petra moved to Milan.
Petra is most famous for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Right after shooting a Victoria's Secret campaign,s she was on the Sports Illustrated cover in 2003-6. Petra participated in the body-painting when it was introduced in the magazine by artist Joanne Gair.
Petra is such a legend in the swimwear field that she was included in the "Sports Illustrated Knockouts: Five Decades of Swimsuit Edition" book along with other supermodels.
Petra has numerous other covers since 2000, including:
US: 'Ocean Drive' - Summer 2003; 'Shape' - July 2003; 'Shape' - June 2004; 'Vegas' - November 2005; 'Ocean Drive' - September 2011; 'Shape' - January/February 2014.
Petra has made some television appearances, including showing up on "Absolutely Fabulous," "Dancing with the Stars" (Season 12), and a judge on the 2004 Miss Universe Pageant.
Nemcova also is an author, having written and published her autobiography, "Love Always Petra" in 2005.
|Sean Penn and Petra Nemcova.|
Petra gained unwanted fame by being in a natural disaster. She was vacationing with her fiancé Simon Atlee when a tsunami hit. Atlee was killed, and Petra barely survived by clinging to a palm tree for hours. It was Boxing Day 2004. It earned Petra a lot of publicity, though not the kind that anyone would like to seek out.
Petra created the Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) charity as a way of helping others after surviving the tsunami. President of Haiti Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe honored Petra by designating her Ambassador-at-Large for Haiti for her work with Happy Hearts Fund.
Nemcova speaks Czech, Slovak, Polish, English, French, and Italian.
Some of the top designers who have used Petra include Lolita Lempicka, Gai Mattiolo Erreuno, Matthew Williamson, Custo Barcelona, Blunauta, Dirk Bikkembergs and Guglielmo Capone.
Petra, like some other top models, has a tattoo on her right ankle. It's kind of a "thing."
Petra appeared in the music video "Misfit" by Elefant.
Petra has brown eyes, brown hair, is 5'10" (178 cm), and is 33-24-34 (84-61-80.5).
Petra is on Twitter and Instagram and is very active there.
Petra appeared in "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" in 2008.
Nemcova did a television spot for HP notebook computers in 2007.
Petra started young, beginning her modelling career at age 15.
"I love to dance. I can dance for, like, four or five hours nonstop without even drinking water. It's a beautiful, beautiful thing."
Petra made the FHM Magazine "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" list. She was #76.
Nemcova remains at the top of the modelling world and has had contracts with Max Factor and Cartier.
Petra was in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Legends editorial in February 2014.
Nemcova returned to Thailand for the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami and lit a candle in remembrance of all who died that day.
Petra is a vegan.
Petra Nemcova published her autobiography, "Love Always, Petra," in 2005.
Petra continues to work with the Happy Hearts Fund. As of 2017, the Happy Hearts Fund had built 162 schools in 10 countries, helping 99,500 students. It has worked in Thailand, Indonesia, Peru, Colombia, Chile, and the US.
Happy Hearts Fund is really a huge part of my life. It's something that has taught me about compassion. It has taught me about incredible beauty which is in the human spirit. I've met the most incredible, inspiring individuals.
Petra's love life is always a matter of tabloid speculation. She has dated Sean Penn at times, but often talks fondly of her late fiancé Simon Atlee.