Veronica LaVery (birth name: Veronika Poloprutska) was born in 1991 in the Czech Republic to a Slovakian mother and a Polish/Irish father. She grew up in a small northern town called Vrchlabí, known as the Gate to the Giant Mountains (Krkonose) of the Czech Republic. While in Vrchlabí, Veronika attended both an art and dance school along with acting classes where she was trained to play musical instruments, sing, craft, act and dance. She was also a singer in a punk-rock band named Driak, where she was the only female, and only 15yo(!!). She has done various stage plays, band and dance performances and wasn’t shy about being seen and heard by masses. All those artistic ways of expressing herself in her very young age gave her a solid base for her, during that time unthinkable, career in the entertainment industry.
In February 2008, after 17 years of living in the Czech Republic, Veronika moved to Sacramento, California. Without knowing anybody or anything about living outside Europe, Veronika had to adjust herself to a brand new lifestyle, culture, and language. In June 2009, Veronika graduated from the Foothill High School, Sacramento and enrolled in college to study Cultural Anthropology and Business. It was during this time that she got an opportunity to model. Modeling allowed Veronika to use her prior knowledge of acting and dancing to express herself in a whole new way which she quickly fell in love with. in 2011, Veronika moved to Southern California to pursue her modeling career, however; she’s always felt like modeling is really just a start of getting her self back to where she used to be in Czech Republic, and that is- in front of a mass audience and back on stage.
Veronika has been a vegetarian since 14yo, and continues to follow mostly a vegan diet. This health nut loves yoga, pilates and over all staying in shape as well as developing her mind & spirit.
Besides her entertainment ventures; Veronika is also a licensed Skin Therapist and certified in doing eyelash extensions with Xtreme lashes. She is currently finishing her B.A. in Film, TV & Media Studies at CSULA with the vision of creating projects of her own in the future.
Veronika enjoys working with children and loves to be surrounded by their creative minds. She’s decided to take it a step further & obtain her Master’s degree in Education & more, in order to be able to inspire our next generations & help them become better in all aspects of this human experience.
Veronika has her ‘teenage dream‘ dog named Timmy, and can’t wait to share her journey with YOU as it’s barely just starting… 🙂
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