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Petra Nemcova born June 24, 1979 is a Czech model, television host, and philanthropist, who founded and chairs the Happy Hearts Fund. Scouted on the streets of Prague by NEXT Model Management, upon signing she moved to Milan, Italy. After winning the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look, she returned to Milan where her career flourished. Nemcova gained attention outside the fashion industry after featuring on the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, from a shoot in Barbados by Walter Iooss. She also appeared in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. She was the object/subject of Joanne Gair's body painting work. In January 2015 Nemcova replaced She was a losing contestant on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars and her professional dance partner was Dmitry Chaplin. Petra Nemcova arrives at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 1, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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Petra Nemcova born June 24, 1979 is a Czech model, television host, and philanthropist, who founded and chairs the Happy Hearts Fund. Scouted on the streets of Prague by NEXT Model Management, upon signing she moved to Milan, Italy. After winning the 1995 Czech Elite Model Look, she returned to Milan where her career flourished. Nemcova gained attention outside the fashion industry after featuring on the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, from a shoot in Barbados by Walter Iooss. She also appeared in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. She was the object/subject of Joanne Gair's body painting work. In January 2015 Nemcova replaced She was a losing contestant on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars and her professional dance partner was Dmitry Chaplin. Petra Nemcova arrives at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, June 1, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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Petra Nemcova in 2003’s SI Swimsuit Issue.

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Fashion model Petra Nemcova attends the Herve Leger by Max Azria fashion show, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

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This image released by Starpix shows model Petra Nemcova at the Shape Magazine and Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab)

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Model Petra Nemcova and her partner, Dmitry Chaplin, were eliminated from ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday. The show inspired Miss Nemcova to start holding dance-a-thons as fundraisers for her charity, the Happy Hearts Fund. (Associated Press)