Veronika Vareková (born 1 June 1977) is a Czech supermodel.
She has been featured on the cover of the 2004 Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit Issue. Her name in the English-language press is often
given as Veronica Varekova.
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 Philadelphia Flyers center
Petr Nedved in July 2004.
Vareková has appeared in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated
a total of six times: 1999-2002, 2004, and 2005. She appeared on
the cover in 2004. In addition to SI, she is regularly featured
in Victoria's Secret and became the face of NIVEA. Other contracts
include Guess?, Chanel and Pantene. She was a cover girl for Marie
Claire, Harpers & Queen and Cosmopolitan.
In the news
In May, 2006 Vareková 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. Vareková 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 last week. "They have no right to do it."
Vareková says the photos were fitting for a feature on Victoria's
Secret, but "for Maxim, it looks -- to my eyes -- super, super
Regardless, Maxim placed Varekova at #32 on its 2006 Hot 100 List.
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