Happy Birthday Petra Nemcova!!

June 24, 2007
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Petra Nemcova, whose nickname is “Czech Chick”, was born in the Czech Republic to a bricklayer father and her mother, who is a teacher. At the age of 16, she became a model after being discovered in a national talent search.

In 2004, she was in Phuket, Thailand on vacation with her boyfriend photographer, Simon Atlee when the Tsunami hit. Atlee was killed and Petra had to hang onto a palm tree for over eight hours before being rescued. She suffered a broken pelvis and several internal injuries.

The Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret model wrote a book in 2005, titled “Love Always, Petra”, in which she chronicled her early life under Communist rule in Czechoslovakia, how she got her start in fashion and modeling, and her life with Simon Atlee. She was most recently linked to James Blunt, but they split in February.



Check out more photos of Petra below…




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