For many expats traveling to Prague, the Czech Republic is known for three things—beer, architecture, and beautiful women. Many surveys report that the most beautiful women in the world hail from this tiny country of ten million people. This may account for the high number of beauty contests held each year. In fact, the Czech Republic boasts the most beauty contests per capita in the world. Below we will list the top three models known around the world from this great little country.
Recently voted the sexiest woman alive, Karolina Kurkova has graced the covers of Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Telva, Numero, and Flair. In addition to her many magazine appearances, Karolina has appeared in advertising campaigns for Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Express, H&M, Hugo Boss fragrance, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Saint Laurent, and Zeki.
Dubbed the “Marilyn of the ’90s”, Eva Herzigova took the world by storm with her Miss Wonderbra and Guess? Jeans campaigns in the 1990s. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle TopModel, Playboy, Allure, Red, and Citizen K.
A regular in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Veronica Vařeková has appeared in it eight times. In addition to landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, she has also made the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Vegas Magazine.
In addition to beer, architecture, and beautiful women, Prague is also famous for its noteworthy artist community.
The city’s most famous artist, David Černý, has gained world wide recognition for his controversial projects. Cited in Time Magazine’s Top Ten Things to do in Prauge, Černý’s public statues ranks number eight on their list. His sculptures include Babies, Piss, Hanging Man, and Brownnosers.
Hanging Man (Czech: Viselec; picture on right) is a sculpture of Sigmund Freud holding onto a horizontal beam that hangs over the street below (Husova in Prague’s Old Town – View map). The sculpture has been displayed in Stockholm (1999), Chicago (2007) and Grand Rapids (2007).
The Hanging Man is also featured on the cover of The God Complex, a medical mystery thriller that takes place in Prague. The God Complex provides a new twist on ‘travel novels’. As part of the reader’s experience, the author created a one-day self-guided tour that travelers can download before they arrive in Prague. The tour takes travelers to all of the main tourist attractions, as well as places frequented by characters in the story. To turn your trip into an adventure, visit the The God Complex – Free Self-Guided Tour of Prague. Read the book on the plane and take the tour by train.
No trip to Prague is complete without packing a copy of The God Complex.