I am Petra Nemcova. I was on the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. One year later I survived the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. I am also the founder of the non profit Happy Hearts Fund. Ask Me Anything.
Hey lovelies, 2014 is a big year for me. In this year's 50th anniversary issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit I was featured as an SI Legend. It's also the 10th Anniversary of a world-changing event – the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that killed almost 300,000 people – a tragedy that I was blessed to survive just one year after being on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
After this tragedy, I created Happy Hearts Fund (http://www.happyheartsfund.org) which has rebuilt 85 schools damaged or destroyed by natural disasters, reached 46,000 children, and impacted the lives of 490,000 community members in just seven years. Watch this video to learn more about HHF achievements: https://vimeo.com/87591486
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is partnering with my charity to send a lucky winner on a trip behind the scenes of next years' cover photoshoot. Find out more at: http://www.prizeo.com/swimsuit
I am very excited to answer your questions!
That’s all for today. I had so much fun answering your meaningful and fun questions. I loved it. I will do it again soon. If you would like to follow Happy Hearts Fund check out our facebook (facebook.com/happyheartsfund)
Ciao! arrivederci! au revoir!