Karolina Kurkova

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Karolína Kurková is a Czech model, best known as a former Victoria’s Secret Angel, and actress. Mario Testino praised the “proportions of her body and her face, as well as her energy level”, which he said “made her a model who could fit almost into any moment”. Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the “next supermodel”. Kurková is among the world’s top-earning models, having earned an estimated $5 million in the year 2007. She placed 6th in the Forbes annual list of the highest-earning models. Karolína Kurková was born in Děčín, Czechoslovakia, to Josef Kurka, a Czech basketball player, and a Slovak mother. In September 1999, Kurková appeared in the American edition of fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue, and, after moving to New York City at the age of 17, graced the cover of the February 2001 edition. Kurkova was named one of the world’s “50 Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine in 2004, and remains the youngest model ever to win “Model of the Year” at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. In 2012 she was honored as “Style Icon” at the Vienna Awards for Fashion and Lifestyle. Karolina also received the GALA Spa Award in the category of “Beauty Idol”, which was awarded by one of Germany’s people magazines. In early 2013 Karolina released her own fragrance in cooperation with LR Health & Beauty Systems, an international operation company. The fragrance cooperation already earned Karolina a nomination at the 2013 Duftstar Awards in the category “Novelties – Lifestyle (Women)”.