GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Greenwich’s Hana Soukupová.
Soukupová, who has lived in Greenwich, turns 30 on Friday. The model was born Dec. 18, 1985, in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic.
She began to work as a model in Prague in 1998 and signed her first major modeling contract at 15 years of age as the face of Carolina Herrera’s Chic perfume.
In September 2004, she was selected as one of only nine models appeared on the cover of American Vogue in an issue that compared supermodels today to supermodels of the '80s and '90s heydays.
She appeared in her first international television commercial in 2009 for a luxury bottled water company in Eastern Europe and Russia.
She is one of the most active models in the industry and has walked in over 500 runway fashion shows, including the internationally televised Victoria’s Secret shows and opening and closing shows for fashion icons such as Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.
For a period of 37 consecutive months, she held the position of No. 3 in the world according to models.com official ranking of top female models.
She featured on the cover of Elle magazine's January 2013 edition of her native country, with an exclusive Louis Vuitton fashion spread shot on location at her home in the United States. She later appeared on a September 2014 Marie Claire cover.
She is represented by IMG Model Management Worldwide.
She is dedicated member of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and also involved with DKMS as a proud supporter for the Global Organization's fight against Blood Cancer.
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