Karolína Kurková doesn't like being called a supermodel.
The 31-year-old beauty, who has been in the industry for 16 years, cringes when people refer to her as the prestigious title rather than comment on her talent and personality.
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, Karolína 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.
She said: "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?"
But the mother-of-one - who has sons Tobin, six, and three-month-old Noah with her fiancé Archie Drury - doesn't think the new people deserve the success they're getting.
Speaking in the new edition of Net-A-Porter's The EDIT, she said: "People are coming from left and right with two million followers and, whether they say they're a model or a stylist, they've never trained, never worked with anybody, never sacrificed anything. They're taking work from people who gave up their time and energy to learn their craft."
To see the full interview with Karolína, read The EDIT at www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/339/16 and/or download The EDIT's free app for iPhone, iPad and Android.