Paulina Porizkova is a Swedish-American model, actress and author, best known as a former judge on the television reality show titled America’s Next Top Model. Born in Czechoslovakia, she faced a very difficult time during her childhood. Her parents fled the country following the Soviet attack and moved to Sweden. Paulina reunited with her parents only after she turned 10. At the age of 15, she received an offer from a Parisian modelling agency and began her modelling career in the early 1980s. Her career blew up immediately as she appeared in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and New York Magazine. Soon, she was seen on covers of magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Vogue etc. She also featured on the advertisements of companies such as Hermes, Christian Dior, Chanel and Versace, along with walking the ramps for many big designers. Starting from the 1980s, she has also been making regular appearances on films and television. In the US, she was known for appearing as a judge on the talent hunt show called ‘America’s Next Top Model’.