In the new issue of Haute Living New York, we talk with supermodel Petra Nemcova, who, after narrowly escaping death during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, founded the Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and communities following natural disasters.
“In situations like that you find inner strength that you never thought was there. It’s a matter of survival so you don’t have a choice,” Nemcova says.
Petra lives in New York and spends her days immersed in her fast-paced downtown Battery Park neighborhood. “There’s a strong sense of community there. There are great schools and lots of wonderful restaurants. Plus, people actually talk to each other!”
Read the new HAUTE LIVING NATIONAL Issue