She was ranked #57 in FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World of 2007.
Her boyfriend, photographer Simon Atlee, was killed by the tsunami.
Petra has become romantically invovled with James Blunt.
Petra was recently awarded the Survivor Award by Glamour magazine for surviving the tsunami and picking her life up after the death to her fiance.
Petra suffered a broken pelvis and serious internal injuries while holding onto a palm tree during the tsunami.
After the tsunami, she spent 3 weeks in a Thai hospital recovering before flying to Czech Republic and spending another 3 weeks in a hospital there.
Petra was one of the telecast judges for the 53rd annual Miss Universe competition in 2004,
Petra also models for Victoria's Secrets.
She wrote Love Always published December 2005 which talks about her early life and how she became a model.
Petra was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition in 2003.
Petra had to hang on to a tree for eight hours when tsunami hit Thailand where she has been vacationing. She suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries.
She is currently signed with Next Modeling Agency and has contracts with the likes of Max Factor and Cartier.
Survived the 2004 tsunami.
Petra was hit by the tsunami attack of 2005 when she was on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot.
Petra: I talk to Simon, I write to him. I never used to write a diary. But now I'm writing a diary to him. I think it's not just me, but lots of others, family and friends, can still feel him around.
Petra: Paulina Porizkova was the first Czech Chick, and she is amazing, beautiful and has a very strong personality.
Petra (On the tsunami): People and kids were screaming all over the place, 'Help, help.' And after a few minutes, you didn't hear the kids anymore.
Petra: I love to dance. I can dance for, like, four or five hours nonstop without even drinking water. It's a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Petra (On the tsunami): I was so broken, I couldn't walk.
Petra: Some people, from the same injuries it takes them two years. And I've healed in a little bit over three months. I was in Palm Springs and I was just thinking, what is the purpose in this, what is the meaning? It was really difficult.
Petra: Learn from the past, look to the future, but live in the present.
Petra (On the tsunami): It was so powerful I couldn't get up. I couldn't get out of it.
Petra (On her injuries suffered from the tsunami): There might be pieces of bone stuck to my organs.
Petra: There are lots of things which I would love to tell him, but in some way, I also feel that I lost the person closest to me. And I got a second chance to live. So in a way I feel that I live for both of us... and I will do my best.
Petra: My secret passion is motorbikes. I want a Kawasaki Ninja.
Petra: I think all women want to feel sexy and confident yet comfortable at the same time in what they wear.