Eva Herzigova Launched Doomed Italian Cruise Ship Costa Concordia
1/15/2012 1:30pm EST
Supermodel Eva Herzigova predicted disaster when she launched the doomed Italian cruise ship which ran aground on Saturday after the traditional Champagne bottle ceremony went horribly wrong.
Luxury liner the Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Italy after hitting rocks just yards from a dock on the island of Giglio.
Three people have been confirmed dead and more than 70 remain missing as emergency workers continue to hunt for survivors of the disaster, which has left the massive vessel semi-submerged on its side.
It has now emerged Czech beauty Herzigova launched the ship back in 2006, but the ceremony went awry when the Champagne bottle which is traditionally smashed against the hull failed to break.
According to maritime folklore, an 'unsmashed' bottle spells bad luck for the ship.