Adriana Sklenarikova (married name: Adriana Karembeu) was born on September 17, 1971 in Brezno, Slovakia. She is a model and actress as well as a former Guinness record holder for the longest legs among female models at almost 50 inches.
Her mother is Slovak and her father is Czech.
Adriana Karembeu originally studied medicine in Prague, but after entering and winning a modeling contest, she gave up her studies. In 1998, she became a model for Victoria's Secrets' Wonderbra campaign. Her measurements are 34.5-23.5-35.
She said, I've changed my life from black to white. There was nothing like fashion in Slovakia. I would like to keep working in this amazing world after the ending of my modeling career (askmen.com). She added in a later interview, If it hadnt been for the [Velvet] revolution, I could never have done what Ive done.
Adriana described how she became a model: A scout found me on the street. I went to the competition, I won and they gave me a plane ticket. I just wanted to go Paris and I thought after two weeks I would be back. I was very shy, I never really looked particularly good in picturesI thought, Im going to see the Eiffel Tower and Ill be back! (praguenet.com).
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Upon moving to the United States, Adriana Karembeu modeled for Victorias Secret. She also graced magazines covers, including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Greek Elle, Polish Maxim, Spanish GQ, Hola, Hablan, and Turkish Boxer, among others.
Adriana Karembeu has represent a variety of companies, including Red Point, Onyx Jeans, Peroni Beer, List, Levane Hosiery and Argentovio, among others. She has worked with Next Model Management, Premier Model Management, Fashion Model Management, View Management and Action Management.
From 1994 to 2005, she appeared in both ready to wear and haute couture fashion shows for houses such as Chloe, Paco Rabanne, and Yves Saint Laurent and others.
As she states on her Twitter, Woman by dayBitch by night! Adriana Karembeu is vegetarian and has stated her favorite dish is a potato souffl.
When asked if she would change anything or do anything differently, she said, No, except for the small detailsI was always a good girl and I would do it the same waythere are so many people who want to change you all the time and I was quite preoccupied with that for a while, but now I would just not care at all.
Adriana was married to Christian Karembeu from 1998-2011. (When they wed, she took his last name.) Adriana Karembeu lives in Paris, France. Also check out: The hottest women from California and New York.