Hana Soukupova was born on 18th December, 1958 in Karlovy Vary, Czech. Since she was very tall, Soukupova started playing basketball with a local team. She commenced modeling at the age of 13 in Prague. She then returned to her hometown, Karlovy Vary, to host Karlovy Vary International Film Festival alongside Vaclav Klaus (the then president of the county) and Andy Garcia. In Czech, Soukupova is celebrated as among the few models which have hit global top model status. She signed her first mainstream modeling contract at the age of 15, as the face of Carolina Herrera’s Chic Perfume. She took part in Victoria Secret Fashion Shows and worked as a model for Victoria Secret Catalog.
On Sept 2004, Soukupova was chosen as the only one out of 9 top models to feature on the cover of the U.S Vogue in a series that compared the modern supermodels with Supermodels of the 90s and 80s. The list included Gemma Ward, Karolina Kurkova, Gisele Bundchen and Daria Werbowy. Fair touted Hana as the emerging European model that would most likely make it huge. In addition, Soukupova has been featured in more than eighty Magazine covers including multiple international editions on the covers of Elle, Spur, and Hamper’s Bazaar. Her work can been viewed in more than 4,000 pages of editorials fashion stories and advertising campaigns.
Owning to her elegantly long limbs and statuesque height, Soukupova has worked closely with renowned photographer Nick Knight, Craig McDean, Mikael Jansson, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Meisel, Inez Van Lamsweerde, David LaChapelle, Mario Testino, Vinoodh Matadin and Patrick Demarchelier.
Soukupova has walked in more than 500 runway fashion shows, one being the worldwide televised Victoria’s Secret Show and closing shows for Fashion icons such as Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen, Galliano, Dior, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabbana, Dior and Valentino. She shot her initial international T.V commercial on 2010 for a luxurious bottled water firm in Russia and Eastern Europe. Since then, Hana has acted in multiple independent films and was featured in the famous TV show the Gossip Girl. However, she maintains that her main career line is modeling for high-end brands. Soukupova is a passionate member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals. She is also an ardent supporter of the fight against cancer, and she maintains a proactive role with eco-style, a not for profit firm committed to environmentally friendly fashion that highlights sustainable and eco-conscious design innovations.
Throughout her career, she has modeled with Balenciaga, YSL, Escada, Gucci, BVLGARI, H&M, Carolina Herrera, Versace, and Victoria Versace. She has served as the face of Escada, Gucci, Dior. Balenciaga, Max Mara, Gucci Envy, Versace, Carolina Herrera, GAP, and BVLGARI. Her other runway credits include Alexander, Chloe, Chanel, Fendi, McQueen, Marc, Dior, Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Hermes, Donna Karen and Gucci.
IMG Model Management markets hana. She is a wife to Drew Aaron, a New Yorker and President and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron Group companies. They married in 2006, and they reside primarily in New York and Greenwich Connecticut with their son Soukupova Finn Aaron. In 2012, Hana and her husband formed Aaron Gallery; the private gallery focused on their mutual passion for contemporary photography and art.