Eva Herzigova is stunning, fit and seemingly ageless. So why should it matter that she's 40? (I doubt you would have guessed it without that headline.) It doesn't. Despite being some 15 years over the age that many top models are put out to pasture, and 14 years removed from her last Swimsuit Issue appearance, she's still by all definitions a supermodel. The mother (she gave birth to her third son last April) opened up to writer Kay Barron in a cover story and shoot for Net-a-Porter's The Edit:
Spanning 24 years, graduating from commercial model to pin-up, editorial to catwalk, achieving supermodel status in the ’90s – a title that she still holds – she is as much in demand now as ever.
Her friends, she told the magazine, just can't wrap their heads around her endless career (said one friend to Eva, "I just don't get it. Your age starts with a four, you are a hermit, you never go out and you have integrity") but we just can't wrap our heads around the idea of any less Eva.
Herewith, an abbreviated look at Eva's incredible career both on the runway, the red carpet and in the pages of SI. We call it . . .
SHE WERKS HARD FOR THE MONEY (so you better treat her right)
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