As she climbed the ladder, people would be supportive and answer her questions, but she was without that one person to show her the ropes, including how to weave her personal life into a busy schedule. That's easier now that she has Tobin, she adds.
Kurkova says it will be nice to be based in New York for several months during filming of "The Face." But she doesn't see her days in front of the camera or on the catwalk slowing down.
"I never take it for granted. I'm always asking, 'What can I do better?' I haven't had the moment where I say, 'This is it! I've made it.'... I'm always thinking what about tomorrow?" she says.
Kurkova has shared the runway with Campbell and Rocha and admires them, although she doesn't know either one well.
"I'm speaking for all three of us: We've had great careers and we want to share what we've learned."