Born 24 June 1979 in Karviná , Czech Republic , a bricklayer father and a teacher mother, Petra Nemcova is a very popular model , the measurements dream : 85-61-89 for 1m75 .
Become supermodel 16 years after being spotted in his country during a major national casting , she is internationally known for her appearances in the Swismsuit Issue of the American magazine Sports Illustrated, she made the cover in 2003 .
Employed by the Milanese agency Next , Why Not, Petra Nemcova working with fashion photographers of international renown. She is the muse of the famous brand of feminine underwear Victoria’s Secret and has agreed to be the model of Joanne Gair for his work Body painting .
In the middle of that dream career , Petra Nemcova has lived most tragic hours. When the tsunami of 26 December 2004, Petra was staying in the famous resort of Khao Lak in Thailand with her boyfriend , British photographer Simon Atlee . Severely wounded in the hip, for having hung for more than 8 hours in a tree to escape the current , she is rescued by Thai and spent three weeks in hospital before being able to join his country , where she will be observed for one month. His friend , he died , swept away by the waves. His body will be returned two months later. In 2005, the Tsunami survivor give several interviews including Diane Sawyer on ABC ‘s Primetime Live , or on Larry King Live on CNN that will make her famous . Traumatized by the experience, also create beautiful , upon his return , a foundation , The Happy Heat Fund to help orphaned children , survivors of the Tsunami .
Since 13 July 2007 , Petra Nemcova has a reality TV show on TLC , entitled A Model Life , in which six candidates trying to win a contract with the agency Next Modeling. Former girlfriend of singer James Blunt, Petra Nemcova was seen much alongside Sean Penn, when it was separated from Robin Wright. However , both certified as being friends, the top would be single …