Veronika Vařeková


Veronika Vařeková

Veronika Vařeková (born June 19 1977) is a Czech model. Her name in the English-language press is often given as Veronica Varekova.

Biography

Originally from Olomouc, at age 19 she moved to New York City, United States. Initially, she wanted to attend the Parsons School of Design, though she chose modeling instead and was signed by Next Model Management. She moved to Europe after it became clear that she would be more successful there. She is fluent in three languages and has degrees in Psychology and Education. She married hockey star, Petr Nedved, in July 2004, but they separated in the summer of 2006.

Modeling work

Vařeková has appeared in the swimsuit edition of "Sports Illustrated" a total of eight times: 1999-2002 and 2004-2007. She appeared on the cover in 2004. In addition to SI, Veronika was regularly featured in "Victoria's Secret" but decided not to renew her contract in 2004. She became the face of NIVEA at that time. Other contracts include Guess?, Chanel and Pantene. She was a cover girl for "Marie Claire", "Harpers & Queen" and "Cosmopolitan". Her most recent contract (2003 - 2007) has been with Newport News.

In the news

In May 2006 Vařeková claimed that "Maxim" magazine unlawfully used a photograph of her scantily clad -- in stockings, high heels and naked from the waist up -- on the cover of its June issue. The photo was taken for a British "GQ" magazine feature on Victoria's Secret last year. Afterward, the photo agency Corbis sold the photos to "Maxim". Vařeková says she was never told of the sale, nor was she asked for her permission to do so.

"They put me on the cover without my permission," the model told reporters. "They have no right to do it."

Vařeková says the photos were fitting for a feature on Victoria's Secret, but "for "Maxim", it looks -- to my eyes -- super, super vulgar."

Regardless, "Maxim" placed Varekova at #32 on its 2006 [http://www.maximonline.com/slideshows/index.aspx?slideId=1937&imgCollectId=94&src=wiki Hot 100] List.

External links

*fashionmodel|id=Veronica_Varekova|name=Veronika Vařeková
* [http://www.askmen.com/women/models_60/85_veronica_varekova.html Veronika Vařeková at AskMen.com]


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