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, South-West Africa[1][2]
Occupation Model
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)
81-65-89 (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 Character Notes
2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Self
2014 Maroon 5's Animals music video Unspecified
2014 Omg! Insider Self 21 July 2014
2014 E! News Self 28 June 2014
26 June 2014
2014 Late Night with Seth Meyers Self
2014 Fashion Police Self Episode: Fash Fabness
2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Self
2012-3 Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan Self Two episodes:
2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Self
2012 Hawaii 5-0 Self Episode: Ha'awe Make Loa
2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Self
2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Self
2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Self
2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Self
2008 The Virgins' Rich Girls music video Rich girl
2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Self

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 (July 17, 2013). "All About Adam Levine’s Fiancee, Behati Prinsloo". ABC News. 

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