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Petra Nemcova shines in the season’s most dramatic denim


Model citizen
Petra Nemcova shines in the season’s most dramatic denim

 


 

Posing is a challenge for Petra Nemcova. Not because she can’t pout, project and preen with the best of them—a model doesn’t land a coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit-issue cover without those skills—but her bubbly nature is at odds with the moody shots you see here. There’s no cellphone-bashing tantrums at FLARE’s shoot with her but a big smile and triple kisses of greeting for everyone on set—including a shocked but thrilled photo assistant.

Nemcova clearly loves the acting part of modeling—she joyfully high-fives and hugs the crew be-tween shots—but these days, modeling is a sideline to her life’s mission: raising funds for children in Asia who have suffered through natural and economic disasters. Her turning point? A life-shattering experience that made headlines worldwide in December 2004.

Nemcova was one of thousands who barely survived the devastating tsunami in Thailand. Battered by the waves, she clung to a tree, naked and bruised for eight hours before being rescued. Simon At-lee, the young model’s photographer boyfriend, was swept away and never seen again.

—Lisa Tant

For the complete story, pick up the August issue of Flare.

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