London, March 1 (IANS) Karolína Kurková hates it when people refer to her as a supermodel because she would rather be recognised for her personality than profession.
The 31-year-old, who has been in the modelling industry for 16 years, cringes when people refer to her with the prestigious title rather than comment on her talent and personality, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
She explained: "(Being a supermodel) doesn't really mean anything. It's a strange word. I prefer it when people say I'm cool, or that I'm a hard worker, or I'm nice."
However, Kurkova is thrilled she still has an active career because she understands there are newbies -- like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid -- attempting to crack the field.
"I've been modelling for 16 years. I'm amazed I'm still around; we live in such a fast-paced world and get over everything so quickly. I don't allow myself to compete with the new girls - what good is thinking like that," she said. (IANS)