Behati Prinsloo

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Behati Prinsloo
Behati Prinsloo in Zac Posen Photographed by Ed Kavishe for Fashion Wire Press.jpg
Born (1989-05-16) 16 May 1989 (age 27)[1]
Grootfontein, South-West Africa (modern day Namibia)[1][2]
Nationality Namibian[1]
Spouse(s) Adam Levine (m. 2014)
Children 1
Modeling information
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Hair color Light brown[3]
Eye color Hazel[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: [ˈbɛɦɐti ˈprənsloə];[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 and raised in Namibia (then a trust territory of South Africa called South-West Africa until 1990), 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 15, Prinsloo was discovered by Storm Model Management founder Sarah Doukas (who discovered Kate Moss).

Career[edit]

Prinsloo has walked in fashion shows for Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen, MaxMara, Lacoste, Givenchy, Versace, Karl Lagerfeld , Missoni, Jeremy Scott , Dolce & Gabbana 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 2007–2015.[1] In 2009, Prinsloo was made a Victoria's Secret Angel.[8]

Prinsloo ranked 8th on The Top Sexiest Models list by models.com.[12][not in citation given] 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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Behati Prinsloo dated Jamie Strachan from 2005 to February 2012.

On May 2012 Prinsloo began dating Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. They broke up in March 2013, but later reconciled and subsequently became engaged in July that year. Prinsloo married Adam Levine in Mexico on 19 July 2014.[17][18] In March 2016, it was announced that they are expecting their first child together, a daughter.[19]

Behati is close friends with fellow models Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge

Filmography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "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". Models.com. 
  8. ^ a b "Behati Prinsloo". AskMen. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d "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&Style.com. 
  11. ^ Interview with Behati Prinsloo Posted on TUESDAY, 18 July 2006
  12. ^ a b "Behati Prinsloo on models.com". models.com. Retrieved 17 April 2012
  13. ^ "Behati Prinsloo for swimwear brand Seafolly's Summer 2012 ad campaign". Sassybella.com. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "BEHATI PRINSLOO – PEPE JEANS LONDON – S/S 2014". womenmanagement.com. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "Watching The Week > Film > 3. T by Alexander Wang 2014 Campaign". HUNGERTV.com. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  17. ^ Dam, Julie (16 July 2013). "Adam Levine Engaged to Behati Prinsloo". People. Time Inc. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  18. ^ Nessif, Bruna (19 July 2014). [http://www.eonline.com/news/561010/adam-levine-and-behati-prinsloo-are- married "Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Are Married!"] Check |url= value (help). E! News. Retrieved 21 July 2014.  line feed character in |url= at position 72 (help)
  19. ^ [http://www.billboard.com/articles/new s/7026761/adam-levine-baby-behati-prinsloo "Maroon 5's Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo Expecting First Baby - Billboard"] Check |url= value (help). Billboard. Retrieved 5 April 2016.  line feed character in |url= at position 38 (help)

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