U by Uniworld has selected Petra Nemcova, model and noted philanthropist, as the brand’s ‘Guardian Angel.’
According to Ellen Bettridge, president of Uniworld, the selection of a ‘Guardian Angel’ for the brand is simply another example of U’s status as a game-changer.
“We’re making history with this concept, so rather than follow the traditional ‘Godmother’ path for each individual ship, we’re paving our own way forward,” said Bettridge.
“Petra is an amazing representative of our new brand; she’s smart, ambitious and has a kind, adventurous spirit.
Ahead of its launch and in celebration of its new Guardian Angel, U by Uniworld will also support the Happy Hearts Fund, an organisation founded by Petra following her harrowing experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to rebuild safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters.
The non-profit is now active in ten countries around the world and has helped rebuild more than 160 schools and assisted nearly 100,000 students in getting back to school following natural disasters.