Hana Jirickova

By
Photography Christian Brylle

Published February 21, 2017

PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN BRYLLE. MODEL: HANA JIRICKOVA/IMG. CASTING: DAVID CHEN. SPECIAL THANKS: FAST ASHLEYS.

Model Hana Jirickova says she is inspired by “Mother Nature.” Scouted as a 16-year-old in her hometown in the Czech Republic, Jirickova attended art school in Prague and is currently based in New York. One of Models.com’s “Top 50 Models,” you’ve probably noticed Jirickova in campaigns for Hillier Bartley, Theory, Tiffany, H&M, and David Yurman. In her personal life, she describes herself as “creative, independent, and very entertaining… I’d like to be under the sea in an octopus garden,” she jokes.

THE PEOPLE I ADMIRE THE MOST:
Creatives. People who make art or music. Writers. Poets.

QUESTIONS I CAN’T ANSWER:
Ones of a mathematical nature.

MY BIGGEST ADVENTURE:

Moscow. Always something crazy happens to me there.

EVENTS I WISH I’D WITNESSED:
Prague in the early 20th century—hanging out with Kafka, Egon Schiele, and that whole crowd.

THINGS I’D LIKE TO IMPROVE ABOUT MYSELF:
I would like to stop thinking that I’m not good enough. 

GAMES I PLAY:
Table tennis is my first love. I take my paddles everywhere with me.

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
Being accepted into art school.

MY GREATEST VICE:
Cubans, and by that I mean cigars. It helps me unwind.

THINGS I’LL BE REMEMBERED BY: 
My great personality, my art and images.

SOME THINGS I’D RATHER FORGET:
Punching my schoolmate at age 5 because she made fun of my Mickey Mouse gloves.

MY IDEA OF HAPPINESS:
Home relaxing, being with friends and family.

ONE LAST FAVOR I’D LIKE TO ASK:
Can you top up my glass please?

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