The Czech fashion model survived the terrifying Indian Ocean tsunami in '04 and has since founded the Happy Hearts Fund, which aids children affected by natural disasters. In town to promote the organization's fragrance Clinique Happy Heart, Nemcova chatted with us about life after the...

Czech model Petra Nemcova is engaged almost seven years after losing her first fiancé, photographer Simon Atlee, in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The model was a survivor of the natural disaster. After clinging to a palm tree for more than eight hours, Nemcova escaped with a broken pelvis...

The 90m Tropical Island Paradise design has a theme that is centred around a secluded island paradise, with elements inspired by the islands of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Polynesia. The yacht design has an overall length of 90m (295ft), with a beam of 33m (108ft), a draft of 8m (26ft)...

This resort, debuting in February 2011, is the first Raffles Resort in the Indian Ocean and will be the most exclusive resort on the island of Praslin Famous for its stunning beaches and crystal clear waters, it is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vallée de Mai, which houses the...

The new predictive method focused on coral reef fishes in the Indian Ocean. The team applied their ‘extinction risk index' to determine both local and global vulnerability to climate change and human impacts by testing fish populations before and after the major 1998 El Nino climate event...

The Maldives comprises of 1,192 beautiful islets set in the Indian Ocean. Currently, there are over 97 resorts scattered around the islands, each offering guests a complete peace of mind, surrounded by deep blue seas, turquoise reefs and white sandy beaches. Everyday on these islands is...

ModelsOwn Utopia + ModelsOwn Indian Ocean ModelsOwn Utopia Hey Beauty Lovers! First of all, I have changed my nail shape to the oh-so trendy almond. I thought that the pointy ends would perhaps be uncomfortable to wear, but not all. Almond shape looks even better on longer nails, and a...

Based on a remarkable true story from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the drama follows a couple—played by Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor—and their three children on a family vacation struck by disaster. The film was especially hard to watch for Petra Nemcova. The model clung to a tree for...

This is the second engagement for Petra whose first fiance British photographer Simon Atlee was tragically killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami tragedy in 2004. The model has also dated ‘You're Beautiful' singer James Blunt and was linked to Hollywood actor Sean Penn after attending Elton...

It turns out that I am the aforementioned lucky duck who writes this post from the middle of the Indian Ocean on a set of exquisite islands off the coast of India, just west of Sri Lanka. Getting here was a bit of a journey (four different airplanes and five time zones later!) – suffice it...

 

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