May 5, 2023 | 12:24 p.m.
Veronika Rajek is gushing over another sports star.
The Slovakian model – who went viral for supporting Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in the quarterback’s final NFL season – partied with Shaquille O’Neal in Surfside, Fla., according to his social media on Thursday.
Rajek shared a photo with the Basketball Hall of Famer on her Instagram Story while at the Surf Club’s Four Seasons Hotel, and called Shaq “a role model for life.”
She added, “Humble, inspiring, kind, hardworking, love it,” along with some heart hand gesture emojis.
In a separate video post, Rajek was all smiles standing next to O’Neal, while an unidentified woman joked about his short stature compared to the NBA legend.
O’Neal, who appeared ready to take pictures with the couple, appeared to be walking past as the women turned the camera towards him.
Rajek also shared a photo with Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku.
The duo crossed paths at Sports Illustrated’s Grand Prix party as part of the Miami Race Week kickoff.
Authentic Brands Group, of which Shaq is an independent shareholder, co-hosted the party.
O’Neal spends a lot of time in Florida, where he has a home, as well as a number of businesses, including his restaurant Big Chicken, which opened a location in Orlando in March.
Rajek looked stunning in a bright yellow jumpsuit with cutouts, halter top and center buckle.
“BTW drink is syrup with water,” she wrote in the photo.
The model shared in a previous interview that she doesn’t drink alcohol.
“I’m fine, I’m in charge,” Rajek said on the “Pillow Talk” podcast in January.
“I’m the driver, always… When people ask me who I am, I think I’m a super boring person because I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t smoke.
“My friends always try to influence me, but I tell them ‘no’. I only drink when I’m super nervous.
Rajek – who has been popular on social media for some time, with more than 4.7 million Instagram followers – caught the eye in December when she backed Brady in Tampa in a win over the Saints.
She declared her love for the now-retired quarterback in an Instagram post, which included a collage of photos showing her wearing the No. 12 Brady Buccaneers jersey.
“I saw the LEGEND,” Rajek wrote in his caption. “And if someone asks me again if I like Brady, yes I like him, and show me someone who doesn’t like him.
“Even his enemies love him because they know he is the [goat] @tombrady thank you for this amazing show.
Some people have accused Rajek of flirting with Brady after his divorce from Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen.
Rajek never addressed the issue.
Brady and Bündchen, 42, announced in October that they had finalized their divorce after 13 years of marriage.
The former couple have two children together, daughter Vivian, 10, and son Benjamin, 13. Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack, with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan.
In February, Rajek took to Instagram to draw comparisons “with others” after several outlets, as well as critics on Instagram, compared her to Bündchen, a former Victoria’s Secret model.
That same month, Rajek told the US Sun that it was “my goal and my dream” to become a Sports Illustrated model.
“My goal has always been to be a Victoria’s Secret model because I’m 5’7″, I weigh 125 pounds and I work hard,” Rajek said. “My biggest dream right now is to be on the cover of ‘Sports Illustrated.’
“Nowadays they sometimes use people who I think don’t play any sports, so I think I can be a model for Sports Illustrated. That’s my goal and my dream – and also just keep doing what i love and be a role model.