Petra Nemcova

The same can be said about Nemcova, who grew up picking blueberries and mushrooms in Karvin, a tiny town in the mountains northeast of Prague.

Petra Nemcova
Petra Nemcova

Petra Nemcova doesn’t mind being called a Czech Chick. "Paulina Porizkova was the first Czech Chick," she says, laughing, "and she is amazing, beautiful and has a very strong personality."