Celebrities Petra Nemcova January 27, 2016 MoviePoster Czech model Petra Nemcova was born on June 24, 1979, in Karvina, the Czech Republic. She speaks Czech, Slovak, Polish, English, French and Italian. Petra started her professional modeling career at the age of 16 after her win at “Talent Search” contest, held by the Czech model agency. In 1995, she became the winner of Elite Model Look and moved to Milan. Nemcova took part in various advertising campaigns, including the ones for Benetton, Bulgari, Cartier, Intimissimi, John Lewis, La Perla, Max Factor, Pantene Pro-V, Schwarzkopf and Victoria’s Secret. In 2015, she became the face of Ultimo underwear. She appeared on the covers of many fashion magazines like Madame Figaro, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Flare, Glamour, FHM and Sports Illustrated. Petra Nemcova also appears on TV. In 2001, she played in TV series “Absolutely Fabulous”. In 2007, she was a host for “A Model Life” show. She also took part in “Dancing with the Stars” (season 12). In 2005, Petra founded charitable organization “The Happy Hearts Fund”. The same year, she published her autobiography “Love Always, Petra”. The model dated actor Jamie Belman and was engaged to him from 2010 to 2012. Since 2014, she is in relationship with the former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe. An interesting fact is that Petra was in Thailand together with her boyfriend Simon Atlee when 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent tsunami took place. Simon died while Petra managed to survive by holding on to a palm tree for eight hours. In 2005, she got “Survivor Award” from Glamour magazine.