Katarina Van Derham grew up in a small village in the woods of Slovakia, a communist
country at the time. She moved to the United States at the age of 22, without
any intention of becoming a model. While working as a waitress in Los
Angeles, she was often told to pursue modeling, and at age 26 finally decided
to give it a shot. Van Derham was immediately booked for several modeling
jobs, and in a short time her career has skyrocketed.
Van Derham can be seen in advertising campaigns for AT&T, Dodge, Rockstar
Energy Drinks, Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier. On television she has had
roles on shows including "Monk" and "CSI," and has also appeared in the films
"Cellular" and "15 Minutes." Van Derham has graced the cover of dozens of
magazines both in the U.S. and internationally including Iron Man, Max Muscle,
Muscle & Fitness, Best Body, Double XL, British Maxim and more.
Van Derham became a U.S. citizen last year, and was very appreciative to vote
in her first ever election in November 2008. In addition to her modeling
work, Van Derham also works in web design for an architectural graphic design
In 2009 Van Derham was the first St. Pauli Girl chosen
through an online vote, beating out three other finalists on Maxim.com. Van
Derham, a native of Slovakia who speaks five languages, won over online voters
and the St. Pauli Girl brand team with her resemblance to the traditional St.
Pauli Girl icon and vivacious personality. She made history by being selected as the St. Pauli Girl for a second time in 2010.