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After winning a modeling competition in Prague at the age of 16, Czech-born Eva ‘The Cigarette’ Herzigova, as she used be called, hopped on a train to Paris and never looked back. Fast-forward to the 90s and the Wonder Bra wunderkind and Guess? pin-up girl was making a name for herself as the sexiest girl in town. Despite having walked for everybody from Gianfranco Ferré to Gianni Versace, Dolce & Gabbana to Christian Dior, Eva counts opening the show for Prada and doing the Louis Vuitton campaign as her most memorable model moments. Not just a pretty face, in 2010, Eva launched a clothing line for French label Etam. Aside from modeling, multi-lingual Eva loves romantic holidays in the Seychelles, spending time with her son, and dabbling in a bit of acting.

Photography Kayt Jones
Styling Pippa Vosper
[The Flesh and Blood Issue, No. 304, Winter 2009]

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