This Week’s Model: Hana Soukupová

Ten 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...


From 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.

From 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.

From 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.

Balenciaga 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.

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.

From 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.

Read our previous model Q&As here.