COUNTRY: Czech model
DATE OF BIRTH: Feb 28, 1984
PLACE OF BIRTH: Decin, Czech Republic
CHEST: 85 cm
WAIST: 59 cm
HIPS: 87 cm
HEIGHT: 180 cm
WEIGHT: 53 kg
Born in the town of Decin, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) on February 28th, 1984, Karolina Kurkova had a slight taste of what celebrity would be like, as her father Josef Kurka was a star basketball player. As a child, her height made her relatively awkward and gangly, but that would all change with age. A close friend recognized her beauty and sent photos of Kurkova to an agency in Prague. Kurkova immediately landed a runway appearance, not to mention a commercial and print ad. Still, being a model in the Czech Republic did not expose her to what fashion was really about, so Kurkova took a chance and traveled to Milan to gain some more experience. There, Miuccia Prada (the designer behind the famous brand name) signed her to a contract that proved to be the beginning of her stellar career. On September 7th, 1999, Kurkova's hard work as a 15-year-old model culminated in a meeting with some Vogue editors in New York. She impressed them immediately and the execs began to slowly groom her for success.
The usual contracts with big designers such as Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and Balenciaga continued, and a recent tally put Kurkova's magazine cover appearances at 60 and counting. She is revered as much in the fashion world for her personality, which is described as intense and energetic, as for her looks. This attractive attitude leaves little doubt that Kurkova will emerge as a legendary supermodel; even Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the "next supermodel." Living in New York's TriBeCa district with her longtime boyfriend, Karolina Kurkova is able to separate herself from modeling enough to enjoy courtside basketball games at Madison Square Garden. We only hope that she can keep up this frenetic work pace or realize that sometimes, less is more.
Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, eLUXURY.com, Express, Furla, Giuliano Teso, H&M, Hugo Boss fragrance, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Mango, MOGA, Plein Sud, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Versace, Victoria's Secret, Yves Saint Laurent, Zeki
Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Numero, Glamour, Flair, Telva, Marie Claire, Elle, Nova, Photo