Karolina Kurkova was born on February 28, 1984 in Decin, Czech Republic
. She is a Czech supermodel, best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels.
Biography and Career :
Karolina Kurkova had an early insight into what celebrity life 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.Karolina Kurkova's measurement is almost perfect : 33.5-23-34.5.
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.
A close friend recognized her beauty and sent photos of Karolina Kurkova to an agency in Prague. Karolina 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 Karolina 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, Karolina Kurkova's hard work as a 15-year-old model culminated in a meeting with some Vogue editors in New York. Karolina Kurkova impressed them immediately and the execs began to slowly groom her for success.
A move to the Big Apple and hectic work schedule ensued. It all paid off when Karolina Kurkova finally made her presence known in the February 2001 issue of Vogue. One of the youngest models ever to grace its cover, the magazine helped propel her to stardom.
Karolina Kurkova was now recognized at haute couture fashion shows and Victoria's Secret swept her up and chose her to be part of that year's television special, in November. Even fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent
took note of the stunning beauty and proceeded to sign Karolina Kurkova to deals.
Print campaigns for Tommy, Valentino and others helped expose Karolina Kurkova even more, while she headlined the second Victoria's Secret show the following year. The constant flow of work (she is said to have worked 23 weeks straight) was recognized by Vogue as they honored her with the "Model of the Year" title at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.
The usual contracts with big designers such as Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and Balenciaga continued, and a recent tally put Karolina Kurkova's magazine cover appearances at 60 and counting.
Karolina Kurkova 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 legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the "next supermodel."
- The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2005) (TV)
- "Showbiz Tonight"
- "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
- Miss Junior 2005 (2005) (TV)
- The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2003) (TV)
- "Tout le monde en parle"
- The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2002) (TV)
- The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2001) (TV).
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