Behati Prinsloo

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Behati Prinsloo
Behati Prinsloo in Zac Posen Photographed by Ed Kavishe for Fashion Wire Press.jpg
Prinsloo at the Zac Posen Women Spring/Summer 2008 fashion show
Born (1989-05-16) May 16, 1989 (age 25)[1]
Grootfontein, South-West Africa[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 32-24-35 (US)
81-61-89 (EU)[3]
Dress size 6 (US)[1]
36 (EU)
8 (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 May 16, 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 and career[edit]

Prinsloo was born in Grootfontein, South-West Africa (now Namibia), where her father, Boet, is a church minister, and her mother 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 (American magazine), 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.

Prinsloo ranked 12th on The Top Sexiest Models list by models.com.[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 the 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 the 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]

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 July 19, 2014.[16][17] Prinsloo previously dated British model, Jamie Strachan from 2005 to 2012.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 26 "Behati Prinsloo on the Fashion Model Directory". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 17 April 2012
  2. ^ Wang, Connie. "Behati Prinsloo on Teen Vogue". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Behati Prinsloo at Storm Models". Storm Models. Retrieved 17 April 2012
  4. ^ "Behati Prinsloo at Women Management". Women Management. Retrieved 17 April 2012
  5. ^ "Behati Prinsloo at Marilyn Agency". Marilyn Agency. Retrieved 17 April 2012
  6. ^ "My name is Behati". rokvillecreative. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  7. ^ Model Profile – Prinsloo.
  8. ^ a b "Behati Prinsloo". AskMen. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Behati Prinsloo's model profile on the NY Magazine website". New York Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2012
  10. ^ http://www.fashionnstyle.com/articles/22282/20140709/adam-levine-behati-prinsloo-wedding-plans-revealed-candice-swanepoel-is-a-bridesmaid.htm
  11. ^ Interview with Behati Prinsloo Posted on TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006
  12. ^ a b "Behati Prinsloo on models.com". models.com. Retrieved April 17, 2012
  13. ^ "Behati Prinsloo for swimwear brand Seafolly’s Summer 2012 ad campaign". Sassybella.com. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  14. ^ "VS Angel Behati Prinsloo Guest Stars on Hawaii Five-0 showing them modeling for Victoria's Secret. This Monday". Victoria's Secret. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  15. ^ "Watching The Week > Film > 3. T by Alexander Wang 2014 Campaign". HUNGER TV. HUNGERTV.com. 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. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/07/all-about-adam-levines-fiancee-behati-prinsloo/

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