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Name: Daniela Pestova                                                               
Born: 14 October 1970 Teplice, Czechoslovakia                                       
Daniela Pestova (born October 14, 1970) is a Czech supermodel. She was born in     
Teplice, Czechoslovakia, and was discovered by the Madison Modeling Agency's       
Dominique Caffin. She had plans to attend college but after winning a modelling     
contest she moved to Paris to sign with Madison Modeling Agency. She later on       
moved to New York and from there her career took off.                               
She has appeared on the covers of GQ, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and       
ELLE. She has been modelling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for many     
years and has appeared on the cover three times, in 1995, 2000 and 2006. In         
addition to working with world class photographers on her Sports Illustrated       
shoots, she was the object/subject of Joanne Gair's inaugural body painting         
works as part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also modelled       
for L'Oreal and Victoria's Secret. Pestova married Tomasso Buti (former CEO of     
Fashion Cafe) in 1995, but they were divorced in 1998. The couple had a son         
together, Yannick Fausto (b. 1996). She has also a daughter, Ella (b. July 21,     
2002), with her present partner, Slovak singer Pavol Habera. She has been dubbed   
"The Chameleon" for continuously changing her look.[citation needed] She speaks     
Russian, French and Italian fluently, as well as her native Czech.