Behind the United States, which leads with 14 swimsuit edition cover girls, comes the Czech Republic with five. That includes Petra Nemcova, a supermodel whose tragic tsunami experience gained her international notoriety. Nemcova was traveling with her boyfriend in Thailand when the tsunami hit. He was killed, but Nemcova survived, clutching a palm tree for eight hours. Recently, Nemcova has made celebrity headlines by dating British songwriter James Blunt.