MEET ADELA CAPOVA & CREDENTIALS
Adela Capova was born in the Czech republic. At the age of 16, she was discovered by a modeling scout on a Prague subway, which started her 16 year modeling career, to date.
Staring out working and traveling around Europe, she spent 3 months in Athens, Istanbul and Hamburg, then a year in Milan. All while trying to balance high school and then medical studies, at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague.
At the age of 20, Adela decided to suspend her studies and fully commit to a modeling career. As she says: “It was an incredible opportunity to achieve something, but most of all, to explore and travel the world.” She took her chances and moved to the fashion capital of the world, Paris. She was immediately booked for a L’Oreal beauty campaign, and since then, her career has blossomed.
At the age of 22, she moved to the US where she lived between Los Angeles and New York City. She’s has now been living between London and New York for almost 10 years and still travels regularly around the rest of the world, for various campaigns.
Adela has never been a typical model, she states, “I’m a curvy girl, Paris agencies didn’t even want to meet me at first, but I’ve learnt that it’s not just about my measurements. It’s about finding your own self, pushing yourself to the limits and realizing, the harder you work, the more successful you’ll be.”
Adela has been featured in campaigns for Chanel, Clairol, GAP, Vichy, Kerastase, La Roche Posay, H&M, John Lewis, Avon, Schwarzkopf, Esprit, Macy’s, Debenhams, Nivea, Lovable, Chantelle, Oriflame, Franck Provost, Mappin & Webb, Hunkemoller, Hastens, Cubus, BHS, Nails Inc and followed fellow Czech model, Eva Herzigova, to be the second ‘Hello Boys’ Wonderbra girl, in their worldwide campaign.
Her magazine work includes ELLE– France, USA, UK, Germany, Czech republic, Poland, Turkey, Vogue– Turkey, Greece, Harper’s Bazaar– France, Greece, UK, Cosmopolitan– France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Czech republic, GQ– UK, Votre Beaute- France, L’Officiel– India, Condenast Traveller- UK, USA and many more.
She’s shot commercials for Lord & Taylor, Dickinson’s Witch Hazel, Sammontana ice cream, Luna lingerie, Wrigley, Chantelle and more.
She’s been privileged to work with the world renowned photographers such as British Royal Court’s photographer John Swannell for the Wonderbra campaign, talented Frenchmen Antoine Verglas, Christian Kettiger & David Bellemare, Turkish star Koray Birand, as well as Carter Smith, Simon Procter, Pete Thompson, Adel Awad and Norwegian director Ray Kay just to name a few.
She’s walked shows for Roberto Cavalli, Chloe and has worked closely with Dita von Teese to model her lingerie collection in the past two years. At the age of 30 and 31, Adela walked down the runway at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week for designers such as Elie Tahari, Nanette Lapore and ELLE Collection.
Adela’s currently represented by Wilhelmina Models in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and London, NEXT in Milan, Promod in Germany, Eskimo in Paris, and Eskimo-Bohemia Model Management in Prague remains her mother agency.
In 2013, Adela graduated from the New York ‘Institute for Integrative Nutrition’, the world’s largest nutrition school. So far, she’s coached close to 30 nutrition clients, mostly models, who she feels very close to, as she’s been through the same struggles with diet and exercise. She’s grateful to be able to share her experience.
Adela has recently collaborated on a cookbook with 9 other models, where they share their favorite recipes, due to come out later this year.
“Running, my moving meditation, is something that changed my whole perspective on life. It taught me what I’m capable of, how far I can push myself and how to look at food as fuel, to get me through the next marathon.”
Adela completed the Prague Marathon in 2014 and 2015, and the New York City Marathon in 2015, She has also completed over 25 half marathons around the world.
She’s an ambassador of the Prague Marathon’s ‘Johnson & Johnson Women’s Challenge’, a project that motivates women to run.
ESPN USA and Latin America have shot a series of documentaries showcasing Adela’s marathon training and general lifestyle. The ESPN Woman Channel, filmed a ‘fly on the wall’ documentary around New York and Prague to reflect Adela’s lifestyle, training and hobbies.
Apart from running, Adela loves boxing/ kickboxing, yoga & Pilates, she is currently training for her certified fitness instructor license with NASM.
Adela grew up sitting in the noisy back seat of a single engine aircraft, right behind her pilot dad. She says she’s always loved flying, but: “you don’t realize how much you love it until you sit in that cockpit, your feet on the pedals, hand on the throttle, then you realize, that your life will never be the same again.”
She currently studies at the Heritage Flight Academy in Ronkonkoma, NY. She’s passed all her exams, has around 70 hours in the air and has successfully flown and completed her first solo flights, one of the last steps in getting her Private Pilot License.
Adela’s hobby is photography, her dream job would be to become a National Geographic photo-journalist. So far, Adela’s done mostly fashion photography, shooting tests and editorials with her fellow peers. Adela’s work has been published in Jute Magazine, Clean Plates, citizenM magazine, various media industry magazines and on book covers.
She’s a wife and mommy: “my husband, son, family and friends are my most beautiful and biggest achievements of all.”
“The Model’s Office is about striving for your dreams, laughing out loud and trying to be the best version of yourself that you want to be. It’s all about exploring the world and its fluffy skies, but learning to fly with or without Skyhawk wings. It means hiking the worlds and life’s biggest peaks, but submerging in and enjoying the canyons, oceans, jungles and rivers too. It’s about having challenging conversations and boxing through your inner, and outer challenges like there’s no tomorrow. It’s also about inspiring and pursuing through the camera lens, but sometimes not sharing and simply not taking that photo, just to have that moment all to yourself in all its quite, beauty.
The Model’s Office is my office, it changes every day. The cockpit of a plane, a studio in NYC, a boat in Bora Bora, Hawaii’s Wai Ale Ale peak, a hidden Prague cafe, an airport terminal, a New York Fashion Week runway, or our house, sitting by my little one’s crib. The adventure is different every day but, it’s always special and adventurous.”
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