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Karolￃﾭna Kurkovￃﾡ (born February 28, 1984),also Karolina Kurkova, is a Czech model, best known as a former Victoria's Secret Angel, and actress. Mario Testino praised the "proportions of her body and her face, as well as her energy level", which he said "ma[de] her a model who could fit almost into any moment".Vogue editor Anna Wintour called her the "next supermodel".Kurkovￃﾡ is among the world's top-earning models, having earned an estimated $5ￂﾠmillion in the year 2007. She placed 6th in the Forbes annual list of the highest-earning models.Karolￃﾭna Kurkovￃﾡ was born in Dￄﾛￄﾍￃﾭn, Czechoslovakia, to Josef Kurka, a Czech basketball player, and a Slovak mother.While Kurkovￃﾡ was young, she was made fun of for her height.But after a friend sent photos of Kurkovￃﾡ to an agency in Prague, at age 15, she landed a runway appearance, as well as gigs for commercial and print advertising.She later traveled to Milan to gain more experienceand signed a modeling contract with Miuccia Prada.
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