Behati Prinsloo

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Behati Prinsloo
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Born (1988-05-16) 16 May 1988 (age 30)[1]
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
NationalityNamibian[2]
Other namesBehati Prinsloo Levine
OccupationModel
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)
Adam Levine (m. 2014)
Children2
Modeling information
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Hair colorBlonde [4]
Eye colorGreen [4]
Agency

Behati Prinsloo (/biˈɑːti ˈprɪnsl/ bee-AH-tee PRIN-sloo; Afrikaans: [ˈbɛɦati ˈprənslʊə];[13] born 16 May 1988)[14][15][16] is a Namibian model. In 2008, she became the first Pink contract model, and moved on to become a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2009.[17] She has walked in nine consecutive Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows (2007–2015; 2018–present). She opened consecutive Victoria's Secret Fashion shows in 2014 and 2015.[18]

Early life[edit]

Prinsloo was born in South Africa, but raised in Grootfontein, Namibia.[19][20] Her father was contracted to work in South Africa before she was born, when she was three-years-old her family moved back to Namibia. Her nationality is Namibian. She is the only child of father Louis Francois "Boet" Prinsloo, who is a church minister, and mother, Magda (née Rossouw), who runs a bed and breakfast.[21][22] Her family is Afrikaner and she grew up speaking Afrikaans as her home language; she was educated in English.[23] She attended Grootfontein Secondary School and left after Grade 9 to pursue modelling.[24]

Her modeling career began when she was discovered while vacationing in Cape Town with her grandparents. "We went to the grocery store after church and this guy came up to me and asked if I was a model and wrote his number on a piece of paper...".[25]

Career[edit]

Prinsloo debuted as a Prada[26]/Miu Miu Exclusive.[27] Soon after, Juergen Teller photographed her for her debut ad campaign, Marc by Marc Jacobs,[27] and she soon was photographed by Mario Testino and Paolo Roversi for British Vogue,[28] and David Sims for W Magazine.[29]

Behati has walked in fashion shows for Alexander Wang,[30] Louis Vuitton,[31] Miu Miu,[32] Versace,[33] Calvin Klein,[34] Givenchy,[34] Chanel,[35] Alexander McQueen,[36] Jil Sander,[37] Marc Jacobs,[38] Proenza Schouler,[39] Christian Dior,[40] Ralph Lauren,[41] Anna Sui,[42] Michael Kors,[43] and Yves Saint Laurent.[44]

She has been on the covers of Vogue Spain,[45] Vogue Turkey,[46] Vogue Brasil,[47] Vogue Mexico,[48] Vogue Russia,[49] Vogue Thailand,[50] Elle France,[51] Elle Spain,[52] Elle Italia,[53] Elle Sweden,[54] L'Officiel Netherlands,[55] Marie Claire Greece,[56] Marie Claire South Africa,[57] i-D Magazine,[58] V Magazine,[59] Russh Magazine,[60] 10 Magazine,[61] The Edit,[62] Jalouse,[63] and So It Goes Magazine.[64]

Her ad campaigns include I Love Juicy Couture Fragrance,[65] I Am Juicy Couture Fragrance,[66] Juicy Couture Black Label,[67] Tommy Hilfiger,[68] Alexander Wang 'Do Something',[69] T by Alexander Wang,[70] Marc by Marc Jacobs,[27] H&M,[71] Nina Ricci,[72] The Gap,[73] Aquascutum,[74] M Missoni,[75] Sportmax,[76] DKNY Jeans,[77] Pepe Jeans,[78] Lancaster,[79] Stefanel,[80] Esprit,[81] Lacoste,[82] Desigual,[83] Seafolly,[84] Nine West,[85] and Raw Spirit Fragrance.[86]

In 2010, Behati designed "Behati Loves Pink" swimsuit capsule collection for Victoria's Secret.[87] In 2014 she designed a line of denim for THVM.[88] Most recently she designed a fashion and accessories collection for Juicy Couture.[89] After taking a 2-year maternity leave from Victoria's Secret, Prinsloo returned to the 2018 runway in New York marking her 10th show.

Models.com ranks Behati on their lists of 'The Top Sexiest Models' as well as their list of 'The Money Girls'.[90]

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.[91] 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.[92] Prinsloo appeared in various music videos such as Maroon 5's "Animals", "Cold", "Wait" and "Girls Like You" and The Virgins' "Rich Girls".

Philanthropy[edit]

Behati has embarked on a charitable trip to Haiti, following 2010's devastating earthquake that caused irreparable damage to the small nation. Partnering with LakayPam, an organization dedicated to helping children in developing nations meet their basic needs, she collected and delivered hundreds of letters of hope from all over the world and helped raise funds.[93]

When she made the journey to Haiti, she was accompanied by a cameraman and his friend. The resulting short film, Letters To Haiti, debuted 7 December 2011, at Milk Gallery in New York[94][93]

Personal life[edit]

In May 2012, Prinsloo began dating Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, whom she married in Mexico on 19 July 2014.[95][96] She gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Dusty Rose, on September 21, 2016.[97] On September 13, 2017, Prinsloo announced her second pregnancy on her Instagram account.[98] Levine announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they were expecting a girl.[99] On February 15, 2018, Prinsloo gave birth to a daughter named Gio Grace.[100]

She is close friends with fellow models Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.[101]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Letters to Haiti Herself Short film
2014 T by Alexander Wang Herself / Princess Laura Short film
2015 Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live Herself Concert film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Herself Episode: "Ha'awe Make Loa"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2009 "Rich Girls" The Virgins [102]
2011 "Moves Like Jagger" (Victoria's Secret version) Maroon 5 [103]
2014 "Animals" [104]
2015 "Hands to Myself" (Victoria's Secret version) Selena Gomez [105]
2017 "Cold" Maroon 5 featuring Future [106]
2018 "Wait" (Snapchat version) Maroon 5 [107]
"Girls Like You" (Original, Volume 2 and Vertical Video versions) Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B [108][109][110]

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