Karolina Kurkova
Birth Name Karolína Kurková
Birthday February 28, 1984 (age 29)
Height 1.80m (5'11")
Ethnicity Czech
Birthplace Děčín, Czechoslovakia
The Face U.S. Season 1
The Face - Karolina Kurkova Featurette-0

The Face - Karolina Kurkova Featurette-0


Karolina Kurkova is a Czech fashion model who is known as one of the most notable Victoria's Secret Angels. She has received renowned praise from many notable fashion figures such as Anna Wintour and Mario Testino. Kurkova was a mentor on Season 1 of The Face. She turned down her role for the second season in order to spend more time with her children and focus some more on her career.


Coined as the 'next true supermodel' by American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, the Czech-born Kurkova has established herself as a fashion and entertainment icon, most notably gracing best-selling covers of fashion magazines worldwide, starring in numerous high-fashion campaigns, co-starring in a hit film franchise, and producing/starring in an international reality TV series.  After becoming the youngest model to grace the cover of American Vogue at age 16, and being lauded as the "next supermodel" by its famed editor Anna Wintour, Kurkova walked the runways of haute couture fashion shows including Alberta Ferretti and Alexander McQueen.  In 2005, she was named one of Victoria Secret's Angels and subsequently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.  In 2009, Kurkova starred in the live action film “GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra” and went on to play guest-starring roles on NBC's TV series “Chuck” and “30 Rock.”

More than a beautiful face, Kurkova received an award from the non-profit organization "Women Together" for her humanitarian work. She continues to campaign for the welfare of children through organizations such as AmFar, New Yorkers for Children and Global Youth Action Network. She has also done work on behalf of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Wounded Warriors.  Married in 2009, Kurkova's proudest accomplishment is the role of mom to her two year-old son, Tobin Jack.

Team KarolinaEdit

Kurkova was recruited for the show to play the role of the more commercial mentor, and her team has been the most successful of them all. Karolina's team was the first team to ever win a campaign on The Face as well as producing the show's very first winner.


     – Winner
     – Fourth place
Category (mentor) Models
Team Karolina (U.S. 1) Christy Nelson Devyn Abdullah Ebony Smith Madeleine Armstrong