Behati Prinsloo

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Behati Prinsloo
Prinsloo at Paul Smith Women Fall 2007 fashion show, London Fashion Week
Born (1989-05-16) 16 May 1989 (age 25)[1]
Grootfontein, Namibia[1][2]
Spouse(s) Adam Levine (m. 2014)
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Hair color Light brown[3]
Eye color Hazel[3]
Measurements 32-25-35 (US)
81-65-89 (EU)[3]
Dress size 6 (US)[1]
36 (EU)
8 (UK)[3]
Shoe size 8.5 (US)[1]
40 (EU)
7 (UK)[3]
Manager Storm Models[3]
Women Management[4]
Marilyn Agency[5]
D Management Group[1]

Behati Prinsloo (/biˈɑː.ti ˈprɪns.l/ bee-AH-tee PRINS-loo; Afrikaans: [prɪnslʊə];[6] born 16 May 1989) is a Namibian model.[7] In 2008, she became the face of the Victoria's Secret sub-brand Pink and moved on to become a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2009.[8]

Early life[edit]

Prinsloo was born in Grootfontein, Namibia (then South West Africa), where her father, Boet, is a church minister, and her mother, Magda, runs a bed and breakfast.[9][10] She grew up speaking Afrikaans and was educated in English.[11]

While on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa, at the age of 16, Prinsloo was discovered by Storm Model Management founder Sarah Doukas (who discovered Kate Moss).[9]


Prinsloo has walked in fashion shows for Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Zac Posen, MaxMara, Lacoste, and Miu Miu. She has been on the covers of Vogue, Mexican GQ, L'Officiel Netherlands, i-D Magazine, V, The Daily Telegraph magazine, Italy's Muse, Russian Vogue, Mexican Vogue, Spanish Vogue, French, Swedish & Italian Elle, Jalouse and American Velvet. Her ad campaigns include Victoria's Secret, Adore, Aquascutum, Chanel, H&M, Hugo Boss, Kurt Geiger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Seafolly, Stefanel, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, Max Studio, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, DKNY Jeans and Nine West as well as a lot of editorials like Vogue Italia, Interview Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Love Magazine, Vogue Japan, Vogue España .[1][9][12]

Henry Holland singled out Prinsloo on a T-shirt for his Fall collection in 2006 that read, "Fancy a screw, Behati Prinsloo?"[9]

On her resume are appearances in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2007–13.[1] In 2009, Prinsloo was made a Victoria's Secret Angel.[8] She has been doing print work for the company as the face for their sub-brand Pink. In 2014 she opened the show for the first time.

Prinsloo ranked 12th on The Top Sexiest Models list by[12]

She was announced as the face of Australian swimwear brand Seafolly for summer 2012.[13]

She is the face of Pepe Jeans campaign for Spring/Summer 2014.[citation needed]

She played the rich girl in the "Rich Girls" music video by The Virgins.[9]

The night before 4 December 2012 airing of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Prinsloo and fellow Victoria's Secret models Jacquelyn Jablonski and Jasmine Tookes guest starred on 3 December "Ha'awe Make Loa" episode of CBS' Hawaii Five-0 playing themselves.[14]

In June 2014, Prinsloo made a cameo appearance in a preview of Missy Elliott protégée Sharaya J's "Shut It Down" via a T by Alexander Wang campaign.[15]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Herself Episode: Ha'awe Make Loa
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2009 "Rich Girls" The Virgins
2014 "Animals" Maroon 5

Personal life[edit]

Prinsloo is close friends with Canadian model Coco Rocha and fellow Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel.[9]

Prinsloo began dating Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine in 2012 and announced their engagement in July 2013. The couple married in Mexico on 19 July 2014.[16][17] Prinsloo previously dated British model Jamie Strachan from 2005 to 2012.[18]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Behati Prinsloo". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Wang, Connie. "Behati Prinsloo". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Behati Prinsloo". Storm Models. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Behati Prinsloo". Women Management. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Behati Prinsloo". Marilyn Agency. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "My name is Behati". rokvillecreative. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Behati Prinsloo model profile". 
  8. ^ a b "Behati Prinsloo". AskMen. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Behati Prinsloo's model profile". New York Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo Wedding Plans Revealed: Candice Swanepoel Is A Bridesmaid!". Fashion& 
  11. ^ Interview with Behati Prinsloo Posted on TUESDAY, 18 July 2006
  12. ^ a b "Behati Prinsloo on". Retrieved 17 April 2012
  13. ^ "Behati Prinsloo for swimwear brand Seafolly's Summer 2012 ad campaign". 21 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "VS Angel Behati Prinsloo Guest Stars on Hawaii Five-0 showing them modeling for Victoria's Secret. This Monday". Victoria's Secret. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Watching The Week > Film > 3. T by Alexander Wang 2014 Campaign". 8 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Dam, Julie (16 July 2013). "Adam Levine Engaged to Behati Prinsloo". People. Time Inc. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  17. ^ Nessif, Bruna (19 July 2014). "Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Are Married!". E! News. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  18. ^ Messer, Lesley (17 July 2013). "All About Adam Levine’s Fiancee, Behati Prinsloo". ABC News. 

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