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 24)[1]
Grootfontein, South-West Africa[1][2]
Partner(s) Adam Levine
(2012–present; engaged)
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 (born May 16, 1989) is a Namibian model.[6] 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.[7]

Early life and career[edit]

Prinsloo was born in Grootfontein, South-West Africa (now Namibia), where her father is a church minister and her mother runs a bed and breakfast.[8] She grew up speaking Afrikaans and was educated in English.[9]

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).[8]

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 Espana .[1][8][10]

Henry Holland singled out Prinsloo on a T-shirt for his Fall collection in 2006 that read, "Fancy a screw, Behati Prinsloo?"[8]

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.[7] 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[10]

She was announced as the face of Australian swimwear brand Seafolly for summer 2012.[11]

She is the face of Pepe Jeans campaign for Spring/Summer 2014.[12]

She played the rich girl in the "Rich Girls" music video by The Virgins.[8]

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.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Prinsloo is close friends with Canadian model Coco Rocha and fellow Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel.[8]

Prinsloo dated Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine from May 2012 until March 2013.[14][15] They reunited after a brief split, and in July 2013, it was reported that the two are engaged.[16]


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