Despite being only 24, she already has a bachelor's degree in Hotel Management. She has also studied in England at the University College in Birmingham, England and is currently attending the University of Finance and Administration in Prague where she is in the Master's English branch of Marketing Communications.
She is fluent in Czech and English and can also speak both French and German. She has been active in sports from a young age, participating in tennis, horse jumping, snowboarding and figure skating. She was even introduced during the Miss Universe pageant as "a big supporter of her country's hockey team and is such a fan, she even paints her face for major international matches"!
In 2013, she was crowned Miss Universe Czech Republic and competed for the title of Miss Universe in Moscow. As part of the festivities, she and eight other contestants from accomplished hockey nations attended the KHL match between Atlant Mystichi and Lev Prague on November 1, 2013.
Gabriela was one of two contestants, along with Miss Canada Riza Santos, chosen to conduct the ceremonial faceoff, no doubt due to their comfort in a pair of skates, which allowed Gabriela to steal the show that night.
When they tried to hand Gabriela the puck following the face off, she exclaimed, "Look how much my hands are shaking. God, I'm so excited! What an atmosphere! The anthems, the stands, it's fantastic! For me, nothing can top this!"
Brains, beauty, at home on a pair of skates and a face-painting hockey fan.
There is no doubt we have found the perfect Miss Third String Goalie, Gabriela Kratochvilová!
Here are a pair of videos about the Miss Universe contestants attending the game.