J.Stephen Hicks went on to write in his Hall of Fame post about his experience with Veronika:
"Veronica Zemanova was (and is) truly one of a kind. And I was the first American photographer to shoot her. Someone from Prague (can you believe I don't remember who)
sent me photos of her and I (we) immediately made it our mission to contact her, fly her to the U.S. and shoot her. We agreed by e-mail to do several days of work in our studio
in L.A. and then fly her to Mexico for additional scenes. Upon arriving at LAX, Veronica was shy and honestly a bit untrusting. She'd just turned nineteen at the time and was green
in every way. Veronica grew up in a little Czech town called Ceske Budejovice and her beginnings were poor and without stability. One thing was for sure, Veronica had no idea how
truly beautiful she was."
"We spent the first days shooting her giving her complete direction. Seriously, dictating every move of her body from head to toe, including expressions. It was a bit like
working with a perfect doll that we were animating. And honestly at that point in her evolution, not really trusting us and not really knowing her beauty and being such a newbie
model, I think she wasn't having a great time. Despite knowing she was gonna get a bunch of money her modeling personality was kind of benign to be honest. She wasn't mean
or bitchy, just kinda stuck in neutral. Funny thing was though, it didn't even matter. Cause Veronica was flat out GORGEOUS or would the word be SUBLIME
"Lets just say she was simply STUNNING, BREATHTAKING, and MIND BLOWING"
When we evaluate models to shoot there's so many factors that weigh in on how they stack (no pun intended) up. When it comes to Veronika here was our assessment:
- Is her face good? Nah, it's frickin PERFECT
- Her hair? Ahh, BEAUTIFUL
- What about the breasts? PHENOMENAL
- Skin? IDEAL
- Does she have a good butt? FINE like a sista
- Nice long legs? INCOMPARABLE
- And the cookie? DELECTABLE
"Damn, you could only be talking about one model ... the incomparable Veronica Zemanova. So anyway, we shot her a ton on her first trip to the U.S. and we also took her
to Mexico for some unforgettable images. She came back and shot with us several times after her first journey. The last time we shot her she was a few years older,
had new boobs (crazy huh?) but best of all she'd met her husband, a man she said loved her more for who she was than what she looked like. And Veronica was beaming,
warm and happy. And we were happy for her."
"There will never be another Veronica I'm certain. She was one of kind that will never be reproduced unless computer generated. I consider us oh so lucky to have
experienced shooting her at the very best time in her career. Her images of beauty will live on forever".