If you’ve seen her recently in Czech fashion shows, that was mainly because she was finishing school here. As a model, she works mainly abroad, but she is also the owner of the modelling agency and gives some of her work to her colleagues. In her interview for Luxury Prague Life she talks about when she will devote her time fully to her agency and establish a family. And she does not just talk about it...
It is being planned. At this moment it only depends on when we will find a suitable apartment. Meanwhile, we just call each other and send instant messages several times a day and travel between the countries. My partner had to teach me this because I’m not really so much into writing. We also have certain rules and borderlines, and that’s why our relationship is solid; we know everything about each other, even if we are not always together. I know when I’m going to work somewhere and that he will not make any drama about it. He supports me and he is proud of me when I succeed.
You’re right. I have never had the support of my partners that I needed. When I was working in modelling I looked upon it all a bit differently. It is true that many of my colleagues do not behave so well, but that is not about the profession but about their character. If each of them is doing everything they can to maintain the other’s trust, there’s no reason for jealousy. Gabriele does not just support me at work, but also in private. I can confess anything to him and he always stands by me. He also supported me very much at school and helped me with my studies.
Yes, he is an implantologist, a periodontist and an oral surgeon; these require quite demanding operations. He also teaches at the University in Milan.
I try to have free weekends to be able to take a rest. Of course, this is not always possible. Gabriele is always taking off to go to congresses and courses and this is one example of the advantages of my profession, i.e. the fact that we can travel together and agree on the work term in that country.
That was the first thing he told me when we met - that I had nice teeth (laughter).
Ideally when I’m in shape and I’m trying to keep up with it I work three times a week with my coach Lucie; twice a week I go running, once a week for a non-invasive stimulation of collagen on my legs and once every two weeks on my face in the LaserSlim Studio in Černá Růže and for the fat breaking on my legs two or three times a week.
Now I am glad because recently I have had a lot of schooling and I also did a lot of work in regard to my agency and did not follow the regime as closely as I was accustomed to. In Italy there are frequently extreme demands for models.
The figure must be perfect. And though here whoever says that your figure is beautiful, nonetheless there is no problem about telling you that you have cellulite and to go away.
Of course. Last year, for example, when I had a lot of to do and did not have my exercise regime, it showed visibly on my body. Luckily, I have been doing sports since my childhood so I can get back into shape quickly.
Paradoxically, just like a model, mostly you are not going to please anybody. You have to be reconciled with that yourself. Even if no one would think it, the most girls who have inferiority complexes are actually the models. There is nothing to wonder about once they tell you that you are too thin and then that you are too fat, then too tall, then too small again, and that is still something. As for the laity, I also have a lot of experience with them. The food is almost impossible without comments; they either ask: “Can the models eat this?” or vice versa: “Yeah, actually, the models cannot eat this..”
This comes from the family often. (laughing) If I had this “just for once” every week, I could say goodbye to the modelling.
No, I could not be on a diet all the time - I’m no more than just a human.
I’m happy with myself, but I understand that there are some specific requirements in modelling and I try to respect them, but I do also have my limits. I’m not trying to please everyone. I keep saying that everybody can think what s/he wants to about me; no matter how perfect I am, I prefer that they don’t like me for who I am, rather than liking me for who I am not.
Big. I have also encountered a big misunderstanding in the family, but most of them now understand and do try to support me. But it also happens that they tell me that I’m living a completely different life. Sometimes I’m sorry that people have these completely distorted ideas. When I worked in the office in the past it was clear that I did not have to go x-times a week for training, for jogging and for other procedures... I was exercising only when I was in the mood and going for procedures just once a month. Everyone should take care of themselves and their health regardless of their employment status. This of course represents an extreme situation for us models.
A lot of people do not know it. I’m a bad promoter in that direction (laughing). What’s important for me is that it works and that I do not need to brag about it.
In the past, I organised a couple of fashion shows, including charities, and also a bazaar on behalf of the OnkoMaják organisation. Because I enjoy it and have long-term contacts abroad, we negotiated a worthwhile means of cooperation so then there was already a brand new agency that was already prepared to take-on the world!
One of the clients with whom we work is Hugo Boss who currently lives in Germany.
I do not want to reveal that yet. I’m busy preparing a website. Before I bought the domain, someone stole my name twice, but when everything is ready, I will actually be in a position to be able to actually publish its title.
I originally did not want a website at all. I was glad to give my work to my girls and that was my top priority. Now I’m creating the website mainly to be able to share and to pass-on a part of the agenda and to refer my clients to useful e-mail addresses.
I still do want to do modelling. I think I can still do it (laughing). The time is different now. It’s starting-up more as a back-door venture.
I still have my regular clients in Germany and Austria, and it is harder to get there from Italy, because they are not always there in the big cities. First I would like to build-up a permanent clientele that will be located in Italy. Of course, if the situation will allow me to, I would like to work, even if I have a family.
Not now. Maybe in two years we could start to talk seriously about this.
I’ve already been having these thoughts for ten years. If I follow the advice of everyone around me, I will be divorced about four times and have at least two children. Laughing: It’s more important for me to be with a guy with whom we have something to talk about and thereby have a good time than having to force myself to do who-knows-what.
I am used to this. I’ve been receiving this question frequently since I was a Miss and also still when I will have children. I’ve sometimes also lied because I wanted to spare myself from lecturing. With increasing age this problem is also increasing and I think I should take notice of that factor.
I honestly do not care about what others are doing, so I really do not know why everyone cares about when I will have children and when I’m going to marry somebody who will be just right for me. Even if we decide not to have children and nor to have a wedding, it’s just our own thing. Each of us has the right to deal with his or her own life, as he or she thinks. Everything has its own time and so far this has not been a very topical issue for us.
Perhaps it is because he is very well travelled. He knows several languages, and despite his education and experience he’s always working on himself; I look up to him and I respect him. I would hate it to be understood that I actually despised my former partners. No, I’m grateful for everything in the past; every experience we are having is actually moving us forward in our lives.
As for my mum and my husband, I have to be more of an intermediary. However dad can speak Italian. They call each other and often I do not even know about it. I also write to Gabriele’s mother; we send photos to each other and it works well.
But dad, too (laughing). My dad is actually excited about my partner for the first time in my life. In the past he did not comment on my partner but he did respect my choice.
That would have to be something very serious. So far I cannot think about anything that would cause me to end it.
I’m exactly where I’ve always wanted to be.