Daniela Peštová is a Czech model. Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Daniela Pestova grew up in the midst of political bedlam. Lucky she came from an upper class family and by the time she was 19 years old, she ended up getting discovered by the Madison Modeling Agency's Dominique Caffin in Prague.Although she had originally planned to attend college and get her degree in Education, after being spotted going into a theater, Daniela was asked to enter a modeling contest. As is no surprise, considering she is 5'11" and beautiful, Daniela won the contest and soon rushed off to Paris to sign up with Dominique's modeling agency.
In 1990, Daniela began making her mark by appearing in GUESS? ads alongside Claudia Schiffer, and as is quite evident, just about every GUESS? model eventually turns into a bigtime model.
Three years after being discovered, Daniela decided to move to New York - even though she didn't speak a word of English. Nevertheless, her career took off and she began appearing on the covers of such reputable magazines as Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Elle.
It was in 1994 that Daniela landed a huge contract with the noted cosmetics company L'Oreal and became their model and spokesperson - obviously she had learned to speak the language by this time.
As well, Daniela started modeling sexy lingerie for Victoria's Secret, as did her colleagues Stephanie Seymour, Tyra Banks and Yasmeen Ghauri. In 1998 she was chosen to wear a Dream Angel Fantasy Bra worth 5 million dollars.
She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (second of Czechoslovak descent, after Paulina Porizkova) and has been modelling for the magazine for years, appearing on the cover three times, in 1995, 2000 and 2006. In addition to working with photographers on her Sports Illustrated shoots, she was the subject of Joanne Gair's inaugural body painting works as part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She speaks Russian, English, French and Italian fluently, as well as her native Czech.
Alfanie, Avon, Cache, Christian Dior, Ellen Tracy, Escada, Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy 'Extravagance d'Amarige' fragrance, GUESS?, H & M, J.Crew, La Senza, L'Oreal, Misis Jewellery, Nicole by Nicole Miller, Palmers Lingerie, Revlon, Rolex, Sak's Fifth Avenue, Victoria's Secret, Victoria's Secret 'Dream Angels Heavenly' fragrance.