• Denise Milani is a famous bikini model, an Instagram sensation and social media fitness influencer.
• She was born in the Czech Republic, and is of Czech nationality.
• Her career began as a model in the US after being discovered by a local talent agency.
• She is a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Wellness Coach, and Certified Spinning Instructor.
• She is reported to have a net worth of $6 million and earns up to $3,300 per sponsored post on her Instagram account.


Denise Milani is a famous bikini model, an Instagram sensation and social media fitness influencer. She was once dragged into a drug controversy, however, the police admitted Denise’ photos were used to perform a cocaine-smuggling.

Early life and family

Denise Krajickova was born on 24 April 1976, in Frýdek-Místek, now in the Czech Republic. Her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she holds Czech nationality. Little is known about her family, except that she is the oldest daughter of her parents, and she has two younger sisters. Her family resides in Czech Republic, while Denise lives in Los Angeles, but often visits her relatives.

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Educational background

Denise matriculated from her local high school in 1994, and then left for Los Angeles to pursue her modelling career. She hasn’t accomplished any college education, however, she completed several courses to become a massage therapist and then a personal fitness trainer.


Modelling career

When Denise came to the US in 1994, she got her first job as a waitress in the bar “Hermosa Beach”. While working there, she was discovered by a talent scout of one of the local talent agencies, and was invited to sign a contract to work as a model. As it was Denise’ lifetime dream, she instantly agreed, left the bar and also quit her side job of a massage therapist.

The first period of her working as a model was hard enough, as she still didn’t speak English well, so she struggled during photoshoots trying to understand what photographers wanted her to do. However, she learnt the language eventually, and overcame that difficulty.

In 2005 Denise was hired by SportsByBrooks online media source, working as a model for its ads campaigns. She also posed for numerous magazines and sports websites, such as Men’s Health, Sports Illustrated, etc.

Bikini contests

Denise was involved in sports, doing a lot of fitness not only to keep fit, but to participate in fitness and bikini contests.

In 2007 she won the title of Miss Bikini World, and in 2009 she was included in the list of 100 Most Desired Women in the World according to AskMen magazine’s international survey. In 2011 Denise was a participant of the NPC Excalibur Bikini Championship, which was held in Culver City, California, and won her category. She also shared her preparation process for the competitions, showing the food she cooked for herself to gain as much muscle definition as she needed, and also posted some videos from her workout routine.

Social media sensation

Denise has been developing her Instagram account since 13 February 2013, when her first workout DVD was released, entitled “Denise Milani Bikini Body Workout”. The DVD also featured some workout tips from the star of International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Pro, Taylor Matheny, who is famous for being a retired wrestler and appearing on MTV’s “Tough Enough” show in 2001.

Denise has attracted more than 670,000 subscribers to her Instagram account, also developing her Facebook fan page with more than 300,000 followers. As of 2020, she is also an NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Wellness Coach, and a Certified Spinning Instructor.

She also has several commercial contracts with such brands as The Republic of Tea, La Perla clothing brand, etc.

Personal life, husband Jerry Trlica

Denise keeps her private life low-key – there is no clue as to why she adopted her professional name, as it’s known that she is married to Jerry Trlica, who is also from the Czech Republic. Jerry is a carpenter, who owns JLT Restoration company, established in 1980 and located in Pasadena, California. Jerry was born in 1956, which means he is around 64 years old, as of 2020. Jerry married Denise when she was 19 years old and helped her to develop her modelling career. Denise gave birth to their son, Jacob, in 2000.

In April 2020 there were several speculation around Denise and Jerry’s relationship, as they are rumored to have split. No sources have claimed about the official divorce process, however, the information is circulating around the social media.

Controversy over drugs smuggling

In 2012 Denise was used to lure a 68-year-old physics and astronomy professor from the University of North Carolina named Paul Frampton to bring a case full of cocaine through the Buenos Aires airport. In fact, Denise knew about it when she was reached by the police after they caught Professor Frampton carrying more than 4lbs of drugs in the case he was convinced was going to pass to… Denise Milani herself.

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The scammers used the model’s photo to create a fake social media account, using it to make Paul Frampton perform the smuggling. No one knows what the scammers promised Frampton for his actions. During the time of the operation, Denise was enjoying her family vacation in Prague, with her husband and son, when she got the call from the authorities. Eventually, Denise was proved to have to no idea about the situation – her photo was used many times without her permission. Paul Frampton was sentenced to 16 years in jail, while Denise had a hard times to recover from the shock: ‘I was in all the magazines here. I have been in shock, shaking and not sleeping. I had never heard of Professor Frampton before last week.

I have a lot of sympathy for him, though I have to wonder how he could have been so naive’, she shared in her interview with the Daily Mail UK in 2012. Denise also said she was afraid to travel, scared that something might happen to her or her family.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Denise likes cooking and spends a lot of her spare time in the kitchen; she also likes having dinner parties. Denise’s favorite dessert is strawberries dipped in chocolate. Her favorite drink is cappuccino. She enjoys eating dishes of Japanese cuisine. Her favorite flower is a red rose. She has a dog named Luke whom he gently calls Lukita; she often posts her photos with him on her Instagram account.

Denise is a big fan of ice hockey; her favorite club is the Los Angeles Kings.

Appearance, clothing style

Denise has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She is 5ft 3ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs); her vital statistics are 39-19-34. Denise insists that her breasts of the size 32DDD are totally natural and she hasn’t ever had any surgery performed on her body. She also once shared she would never allow any nude photos; this fact made a lot of her followers suppose that she indeed had a plastics surgery long ago, and didn’t want to be caught demonstrating the scars left on her body, which would make the fact of surgery quite obvious.

As to her clothing style, Denise likes wearing short dresses which emphasize her curvy body. She also likes wearing casual T-shirts and blue skinny jeans.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Denise is reported to have a net worth of $6 million. Since she is rumored to have separate from her husband, Jerry Trlica, she is probably going to divide their joint fortune, so her net worth could increase if the official divorce happens. As to her social media career, she earns up to $3,300 per sponsored post on her Instagram account.

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