Thursday, August 6, 2009

Karolina Kurkova the New Supermodel of the Millennium!

The remarkable beauty of Czech native Karolína Kurková has taken her to the top of the fashion world. She was born February 28, 1984 in the small town of Decin, Czech Republic, model Karolína Kurková began her career at a young age. She is best known as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels.
Karolina Kurkova became famous in America when she appeared on the cover of Vogue in February 2001 at the age of 17. The daughter of a Czech basketball player Josef Kurka & Slovak mother, Kurkova stood out at 5' 11" with a golden-blonde head of hair. Karolina is one of the youngest models ever to grace at Vogue's cover, the magazine helped propel her to stardom. She has modelled extensively for Victoria's Secret -appearing in the company's annual television specials from 2001-2008. Prominent fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent took note of the stunning beauty of Kurková signed her to contract, while print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, Versace, H&M, and others helped expose her even more. constant flow of work was recognized by Vogue in which she took home the title of VH1/Vogue Model of the Year, Fashion Awards becoming the youngest ever to win the award.Kurková has appeared in almost twenty Vogue magazine covers internationally, including the French, Italian, UK, German, Russian, Greek, and Korean editions, and has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face.

The usual contracts with big clothing 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. She also played "Cover Girl," a model-turned-tank driver, in the 2009 film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. featured her at number five on the list of the hottest models today.

Kurková is among the world's top-earning models, having earned an estimated $5 million in the year 2007. She was placed 6th in the Forbes annual list of the highest earning models.

Karolina has been very active with Women Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and battered women and their children. In 2006 Karolina received the New Generation award for her humanitarian work with the organization.

No doubt Karolina who prefers to be known as KK, or Kinka is the new supermodel of this millennium!

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