Fast Confession: Model and Czech Miss 2000 Aneta Vignerová: Petr Kolečko and I sort of picked each other up
Aneta Vignerová is a successful model. Recently, however, she entered a new role in her life when she and her boyfriend Petr Kolečko had a son. After a long break, Aneta is slowly returning to the runways. We met with her at the show of designer Natali Ruden. She told us what it's like to be back on the runway and what she would like to accomplish this year.
Now you might be a mother, but when we go back to the beginning... In 2019, you published a video on your Instagram, where your at the time new boyfriend Petr Kolečko appeared for the first time, which naturally shook the media. It was theorized a lot that it had been a mistake. So I wonder what the truth is?
It was a bit of a mistake. We were deep in euphoria and under the influence of wine at the time, so it was a bit of a slip at the time, but I didn't really regret it in retrospect.
How did you actually meet? How did you pick him up?
I think we sort of picked each other up. We had this connection, I had this small role in Masaryk, for which he did the script. Then we sat together at the wrap party and ended up talking. I didn't even know he was the screenwriter, so I was giving him my two cents and what not and telling him my thoughts. So it was quite funny when he told me that he had spent many years writing it. We hit it off. However, at that time we both had partners, so our paths simply parted. I think we both needed some time. Then we met somewhere later and there it was.
You announced your pregnancy relatively early, after just a couple months. Did you plan it?
It was not planned. But I don't like that word. Thank God we have a healthy son and that he was created out of love. It happened in the biggest outburst of euphoria in the relationship, and that's always the nicest. This thing that you have to wait, do it in two or three years according to some charts... I've never been about that.
Many mothers claim that they could not have chosen a better period for motherhood than a pandemic. Do you see it the same way? The world has "stopped" along with you, do you see it as a positive?
Yes. These are probably the only things where I see something positive in the pandemic. We would not be together as a family. Peťa works a lot, I would have probably gone back to work sooner, but who knows. I'm glad we had time for each other. I think we gave the little one the best start of a life that we could. The other things that the pandemic has brought aren't quite so positive.
We meet at the Natali Ruden show. How does it feel to be back in high heels after giving birth and after motherhood?
I have to say I was nervous. But I wasn't alone, the girls I've been doing shows with for some 14 years were also nervous. But of course, a woman tends to be all messed up after giving birth. But I think I did fine. The nervousness that was supposed to happen happened and I felt good. But every show is a nervous affair, we have to give some energy to people.
In May, you moved to a house outside Prague. You entrusted the interior to a designer. What was your vision?
I had no vision at all, because Zuzana fulfils everything one can dream of. The house is under her baton. But we haven't moved there yet, it's kind of halfway done.
So are you happy with everything so far?
Of course, I'm really excited!
And won't you miss the hustle and bustle of the city? After all, it is a change to live outside of Prague...
We will keep coming to the city centre for work, we're keeping the apartment, so we will be happy if we can commute and then we can maybe decide over time.
And what are your plans for this year? What would you like to do?
I'd like to go out for a good dinner. I would like to swim with the little one, I don't care if it's somewhere abroad or here in the Czech Republic. I would also like to show him a train, I used to travel a lot by train before. And these normal things, to integrate into society again. My family and my son are my priority, I have already enough experience with these things. Every show will do just fine without me.