The "Dancing With The Stars" 2011 cast members include a variety of celebrities, many of whom will have tales of triumph to tell. One, in particular, is supermodel Petra Nemcova. The Czechoslovakian model is the survivor of a horrific tsunami which nearly claimed her life.
According to CBS News, Nemcova was on a photo shoot in Thailand back in 2004.Â Her fiancÃ© at the time, Simon Atlee, was also with her. A vicious tsunami struck Indonesia which claimed the life of Atlee. Nemcova survived the terrible storm but suffered internal injuries as well as a broken pelvis.Â
Nemcova had to enter months of therapy in intensive care, to learn to walk again. Thankfully, she has regained that ability and now looks to the dance floor of "DWTS."
The former SI Swimsuit Issue cover girl and Victoria's Secret model is currently the least likely to win the competition, according to the latest "DWTS" odds.
All 11 of her competitors are currently favored to win before Petra.Â It's very likely, however, that Petra Nemcova is happy just to be a part of the "Dancing With The Stars" 2011 cast and to be able to walk and dance as a part of this show.