Petra Němcová
Czech fashion model
Petra Němcová
Petra Němcová is a Czech model, television host, author, and philanthropist. Injured in Thailand by a tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, while her fiancé the photographer Simon Atlee was killed, Němcová is the founder and chair of the Happy Hearts Fund.
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Gloves Off, Cupcakes Ready at Boxing-Themed Gala
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
Model Petra Němcová, hedge funders and comedian Dane Cook get in ring at Happy Hearts’ Fight for Education event to raise money to build schools that have been destroyed by natural disasters.
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Petra Nemcova takes a tumble at Cannes, wears sheer jumpsuit
Fox News - 10 months
Petra Nemcova had a few hits and a few misses at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival.
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The Science Behind the Power of Giving (Op-Ed)
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Jenny Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world's most generous philanthropists and celebrity activists, and was the head of philanthropy services (Southeast Asia) for the world's largest wealth manager. A Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, Santi is a frequent commentator on the topic and has been quoted in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, on Channel NewsAsia, and on BBC World News. The morning of Dec. 26, 2004, Czech model Petra Nemcova, then age 25, and her fiancé, photographer Simon Atlee, 33, were vacationing in the resort town of Khao Lak, Thailand.
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Petra Nemcova on Rebuilding Education
Wall Street Journal - about 3 years
Model and founder of the Happy Hearts Fund, Petra Nemcova, discusses the importance of rebuilding schools in disaster-struck areas around the globe with WSJ Editor in Chief Gerard Baker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photo: Getty Images
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Petra Nemcova gives herself an hourglass figure in a blue bodycon dress at Elie Saab's haute couture show
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
She was the guest of honour at the Elie Saab show, and Petra Nemcova certainly proved that as she arrived to the fashion event in elegant style.
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Style Superstar: Kylie Minogue Wins It In Silk Chiffon
MTV News - over 3 years
Stars! They're just like us! You know, except for the part where they're beautiful and flawless and marvelously wealthy, and they swan around New York City wearing gorgeous flowing formal silk pantsuits the likes of which mere mortals can only dream of. Case in point: Kylie Minogue, who donned this Roberto Cavalli number for a Tuesday morning stroll around Manhattan. In our wildest fantasies, we wear something like this while lounging poolside at our 10-acre country estate, while a cabana boy in a seersucker thong brings us never-ending glasses of cucumber-infused Perrier. But Kylie tossed on the gauzy peach-and-green printed trousers and twin-slit dress just for kicking around the city, completing her effortlessly glamorous look with a twice-looped necklace and a bright white clutch. Which is, of course, why she's a Style Superstar. And speaking of fabulously inaccessible fashion: the reign of jumpsuits continued this week, as Petra Nemcova donned a bright yellow, tapered-leg ...
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Chic Clicks: James Franco Looks Good in a Suit; Plus, Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Hunger Games’ First Look
People Magazine - almost 4 years
Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan/Sipa USA –Too much pretty in one place: James Franco (in Gucci) cozied up to Petra Nemcova at a bash for HSN and Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful collaboration [HSN] –Another day, another Catching Fire costume reveal. This one’s Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen wearing bridal white [Racked] –Want to see Beyoncé in a platinum wig and short-shorts? Your wish is our command [MTV Style] –Go behind the scenes of Taylor Swift‘s “modern fairytale” fashion shoot for InStyle UK [InStyle UK] –Last chance to shop NARS’s Satin Lip Pencils through Pinterest before they go on sale tomorrow! [Pinterest]
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Uma Thurman & Selita Ebanks: Fashion Week Fun!
Just Jared - about 4 years
Uma Thurman poses for a picture at the Donna Karan New York Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at 547 W 26th Street on Monday (February 11) in New York City. The 42-year-old actress was joined at the show by Gretchen Mol. The next day, Selita Ebanks stepped out for the Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 fashion show at The Theatre at Lincoln Center. Selita was joined by Petra Nemcova, Alexa Rae Joel, Colbie Caillat, Aly Raisman, and Carmen Electra. 40+ pictures inside of Uma Thurman and Selita Ebanks enjoying NYFW…
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Petra Nemcova: Each New Day in the New Haiti Brings New Opportunities to Create Happiness
Huffington Post - about 4 years
As a survivor of Thailand's tsunami, I know first-hand how natural events wreak havoc on lives. The challenge is to pick up the pieces and rebuild. Through my charitable work with the Happy Hearts Fund, I have learned that each natural disaster is unique, varying in response and recovery times. I see the great outpouring of love and concern for the men, women and especially children affected by these tragedies from people all over the world. I also see not enough of a sustained response, and at the same time unrealistic expectations about how quickly individuals, regions and nations can rally back. This is the case with Haiti as well. Three years after a powerful earthquake flattened Port-au-Prince, shattering nearby towns and cities, Haiti's rebuilding efforts remain in the public eye. The January 12th commemorative services attracted foreign dignitaries, the international press and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, a great supporter. But this sad anniversary was als ...
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Gavin Newsom's Show Going Off The Air
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It looks like Gavin Newsom is ready to move on. "The Gavin Newsom Show," the California lieutenant governor's Current TV chat program, will go off the air, his spokesperson said Wednesday. "The Gavin Newsom Show was a remarkable opportunity and a truly educational experience for which he is grateful," spokesman Peter Ragone said in a prepared statement. "But the Lt. Governor's original agreement with Current had recently concluded and he was already moving in a new direction." According to Ragone, Newsom's departure was unrelated to Current TV's acquisition by Al Jazeera, which the New York Times also reported Wednesday. The restauranteur turned mayor turned governor-in-waiting turned Sacramento-basher debuted his hour-long show in May. Since then, he's welcomed a plethora of movers and shakers onto his set, including columnist Nick Kristof, pop megastar Will.i.am, film icon Oliver Stone and supermodel Petra Nemcova. (The Huffington Post was lucky enough to feature ...
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Supermodel Petra Nemcova Graces the Cover of the New HAUTE LIVING New York Issue
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Model Citizen Petra Nemcova makes her home in New York while helping others all over the world.New York, NY (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 In the new issue of Haute Living New York, we talk with supermodel Petra Nemcova, who, after narrowly escaping death during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, founded the Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and communities following natural disasters.“In situations like that you find inner strength that you never thought was there. It’s a matter of survival so you don’t have a choice,” Nemcova says. ...
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Pirelli calendar turns over a new leaf with war photographer Steve McCurry
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
To create its 40th calendar, the tyre company headed to Rio to do something out of character – get the great Steve McCurry to shoot the models with their clothes on During its illustrious history, attempts to portray the Pirelli calendar as more than just a lavish collection of nude photographs have occasionally come close to bathos. Last year, for instance, discussing Mario Sorrento's Corsican shoot, the American supermodel and actor Milla Jovovich made the implausible argument that "the thing about Pirelli is the really great tyres. They're strong and modern and they work, so in the shoot you've got these really strong, amazing modern women. So there's this relationship between these really strong tyres and these really strong women." Well, up to a point. This time round, however, Pirelli's claim to be offering something beyond the female form in a state of partial or total undress looks more solid. To celebrate its 40th calendar, the Italian company has decided to abandon the nor ...
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Summer Rayne Oakes: The Pirelli Calendar's Soulful Departure
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Shoot a calendar that will inspire the next generation." Those were the directions that Pirelli creative team imparted to Steve McCurry, the chosen photographer (see: "Afghan Girl") for the 40th Anniversary edition of the Calendar, which launched in Rio de Janeiro this past week. Instead of the calendar that we often come to expect, featuring artistic nudes, Pirelli and McCurry opted for a less expected route. They chose, instead, to feature eleven women fully clothed -- all of who work on environmental and humanitarian causes. This was of course, music to my ears, as well as many of the other lovely ladies I got to share some calendar space with, including Liya Kebede, who works on maternal health; Petra Nemcova, who started the Happy Hearts Fund after surviving the tsunami of 2004; and Kyleigh Kuhn, who works closely with women in Afghanistan with Twenty Four Suns and Roots of Peace. Rio provided a vibrant backdrop for the two-week shoot. McCurry not only captur ...
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WATCH: Supermodel Tsunami Survivor Opens Up To Gavin Newsom
Huffington Post - over 4 years
On Sunday, December 26th, 2004, Petra Nemcova's life was changed forever. The Czech supermodel was staying at the Khao Lak resort in Thailand when it was hit by a devastating tsunami triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean. The body of Nemcova's fiancee, photographer Simon Altee, wasn't found until months later. Nemcova herself suffered a broken pelvis and only survived by clinging to the top of a palm tree for eight hours. Out of that tragedy came the Sports Illustrated cover model's decision to dedicate the rest of her life to helping those affected by tragedy. The following year, she founded the Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit providing emergency disaster relief--especially rebuilding schools--in counties around the world. Nemcova recently stopped by the Current TV's The Gavin Newsom Show to chat with the California Lt. Governor about how her own personal tragedy inspired her humanitarian work. "Coming back to Thailand after I could walk again, I went w ...
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Haiti honors Maria Bello for her women's advocacy
Fox News - over 4 years
Haiti's President Michel Martelly honored Maria Bello on Tuesday for her advocacy work on behalf of the Caribbean country's women. The star of "Coyote Ugly" and "A History of Violence" was named goodwill ambassador for women at a special ceremony on the grounds of the National Palace. Bello spoke about how a group of women in a displacement camp organized themselves after the 2010 earthquake. "I'm very fortunate to be in the position where I can hear your voices and tell the world what you have to say," Bello told an audience at the Palace as Martelly stood at her side. Bello, co-founder of women's grassroots group We Advance, will join the ranks of other Hollywood celebrities in Haiti who have received similar recognition for their charity work after the quake. They include actor Sean Penn, hip-hop star Wyclef Jean and Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova. The ceremony also recognized the work of Danielle Saint Lot. The former ...
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Adriana Lima: Bare Baby Bump for Pirelli Calendar!
Just Jared - over 4 years
Adriana Lima becomes the first pregnant woman to be featured in the Pirelli Calendar, in these shots released by Vanity Fair Italy. The 31-year-old model, who is expecting her second child with husband Marko Jaric, bared her baby bump for photographer Steve McCurry to support a slew of foundations, NGOs, and humanitarian projects with the photos. Other ladies participating in the project, which shows off the exceptional locations in Rio, include Petra Nemcova and Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana. Check out the rest of the beautiful photos at VanityFair.It!
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Peggy Siegal: Cannes Diary 2012
Huffington Post - over 4 years
An alternative version of this article will appear in the July issue of Avenue Magazine. Wednesday, May 16 I have hitched a night flight on Lisa Marie Falcone's G5 to Nice and arrive at Teterboro early enough to sneak three trunks filled with 10 Marchesa gowns onto her plane. Lisa arrives two hours later. She is making her maiden voyage to the 65th Cannes Film Festival as a producer of the hot film,Mud. She arrives with gargantuan Vuitton luggage that fills the fuselage. We are now part of 200,000 filmmakers, dealmakers, studio execs, stars, journalists, models, hookers and yachtsmen ready to see 22 films in competition and party till dawn for 12 days. Festival executives affected by the global financial crisis are delirious with numerous fashion houses acting as major underwriters and allow them to brand and control the press coverage on the red carpets, sometimes overshadowing the very films the festival is presenting. Sponsors who control the after parties a ...
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Petra Nemcova and Sean Penn together again, report says
Fox News - over 4 years
After a brief fling in 2008, actor Sean Penn and model Petra Nemcova appear together in Haiti--a month after Nemcova's split from fiancée.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Petra Němcová
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 35
    In January 2015 Němcová replaced Abbey Clancy as the face of Ultimo underwear.
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  • 2014
    Age 34
    Němcová is multilingual and speaks Czech, Slovak, Polish, English, French, and Italian. She was briefly engaged to English actor Jamie Belman. In May 2014, Němcová told People that she is dating the former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe. but as of 2015 they are no longer together.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    In June 2012 she was designated by president of Haiti Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe as Ambassador-at-Large for Haiti for her work with Happy Hearts Fund.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 27
    On 7 July 2007 she was a presenter at the American leg of Live Earth.
    More Details Hide Details She was a losing contestant on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars and her professional dance partner was Dmitry Chaplin.
    In 2007, she was the host of TLC's A Model Life.
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  • 2005
    Age 25
    Glamour magazine awarded Němcová a "Survivor Award" in 2005 for her charity work following her tsunami ordeal.
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    In 2005 Němcová created the Happy Hearts Fund (HHF), a charitable organization and campaign formed after the Tsunami of 2004.
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    In 2005 Němcová published her autobiography Love Always, Petra (ISBN 0446579130).
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    On December 26, 2004 Němcová was in Khao Lak, Thailand with her main photographer and then fiancé Simon Atlee when the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck.
    More Details Hide Details Atlee drowned and Němcová suffered a broken pelvis and serious internal injuries, but she managed to hold on to a palm tree for eight hours until she was rescued by Thai civilians and airlifted to an inland hospital nearby.
    On 3 June 2004, she was one of the telecast judges during the 53rd annual Miss Universe competition in Quito, Ecuador.
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  • 2001
    Age 21
    In 2001 Němcová appeared on British television series Absolutely Fabulous.
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  • 2000
    Age 20
    In 2000-2004 she worked for designers Lolita Lempicka, Gai Mattiolo Erreuno, Matthew Williamson, Custo Barceloa, Blunauta, Dirk Bikkembergs, Gugliemo Cappone, Luciano soprani, Marina Babini, Yumi Katsura, Akadius, and Michino Koshino.
    More Details Hide Details Němcová gained attention outside the fashion industry after featuring on the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, from a shoot in Barbados by Walter Iooss. She also appeared in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. She was the object/subject of Joanne Gair's body painting work.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1995
    Age 15
    Scouted on the streets of Prague by NEXT Model Management, upon signing she moved to Milan, Italy. After winning the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look, she returned to Milan where her career flourished.
    More Details Hide Details She has featured in campaigns for: Benetton, Bulgari, Cartier, Clarins, Cortefiel, Dirk Bikkembergs, Fortunoff, Graff, Hewlett Packard/Intel, HS, Intimissimi, John Lewis, Lancaster, La Perla, La Senza, Maidenform, Max Factor, Pantene Pro-V, Passport, Playtex, Rampage, Schwarzkopf, Victoria's Secret, and Wild Orchid. Additionally, she has appeared on the covers of Madame Figaro, Elle, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Flare, Vegas, Glamour, FHM and Sports Illustrated.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on June 24, 1979.
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