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 This Week's Model: Hana Soukupová

This Week's Model: Hana Soukupová

blog_skinny_banner.jpgblog_hana_headshot.jpgTen years ago, when Czech model Hana Soukupová was just 14 years old, the blonde bombshell entered a Prague modeling contest so she could win $100 to buy Christmas gifts for her family. With her classically beautiful face and Barbie-doll legs, it’s no surprise Soukupová walked away with the top prize. Since then, the now 24-year-old has walked in hundreds of runway shows including Versace, Zac Posen and the 2006 and 2007 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and most recently starred in the fall 2009 Anne Klein and spring 2009 St. John ad campaigns. We caught up with Soukupová not long after the holidays.

blog_hanna_02.jpgFrom left: Zac Posen spring 2010; Zac Posen resort 2010

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
To get a New York driver’s license. Watch out bike messengers!

What is your favorite physical feature?
My natural boobs.

What is your least favorite physical feature?
I have big feet like Uma Thurman.

blog_hana_03.jpgFrom left: Michael Kors fall 2008; Badgley Mischka fall 2008

What are your favorite NYC hangout spots?
The downstairs lounge at Bond Street. Vintage shopping in the Lower East Side. Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg.

blog_hanna_06.jpgFrom left: Bulgari ad campaign; Versace ad campaign.

How does it feel when people recognize you on the street?
Somewhat disappointing when I have to explain to them that I’m not Anna Kounikova.

What campaigns or editorials are you currently working on?
Elie Tahari with Terry Richardson. H&M. A crazy shoot in Hawaii with David LaChapelle.

blog_hana_07.jpgBalenciaga ad campaign.

What designers are you excited about for the next round of shows?
I always have a lot of fun with Zac. Zac Posen’s shows always have good energy.

Do you have any unusual hobbies?
Taking pictures of strangers.

Blog_hanna_04.jpgAbove: Anne Klein’s fall 2009 campaign

Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Frozen peanut butter and Susan Boyle.

Who was your favorite model growing up?
Eva Herzigová—she opened a lot of doors for Czech models

What do you think you would be doing professionally, if you weren’t modeling?
Not sure but I’d definitely be eating a lot less healthy.

blog_hanna_05.jpgFrom left: Vogue Mexico’s October 2009 issue; Versace Jeans Couture spring 2010 ad campaign

Tell us something that people in the fashion world wouldn’t know about you.
I have a personality.

blog_hana_versace.jpgVersace Jeans Couture spring 2010 ad campaign

Read our previous model Q&As here.

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