Behati Prinsloo was 15 when she was discovered by a fashion scout while on vacation in Cape Town, South Africa in 2005. She signed with the Storm modeling agency, and before the year was out she had modeled in Paris and London and appeared in Vogue magazine in Italy. Round-faced, red-cheeked, hazel-eyed and athletic, Behati Prinsloo was young enough to pose as a lip-chewing schoolgirl and old enough to made up in the usual outlandish outfits for an appearance in Velvetmagazine. She began modeling for Victoria’s Secret in 2007, becoming in particular the face of the company’s “Pink” line of casual clothing.
Prinsloo was born May 16, 1989 in Grootfontein, Namibia. Her father is a minister and her mother runs a Bed and breakfast. While on holiday in Cape Town, South Africa, at the age of 16, Prinsloo was discovered by model scout Sarah Doukas.
Prinsloo has walked in the fashion shows of Chanel, Prada, and Miu Miu. She has been on the covers of Vogue, The Daily Telegraph magazine, Italy’s Muse, Russian Vogue, French, Swedish & Italian Elle, and American Velvet. Her ad campaigns include Adore, Aquascutum, Chanel, H&M,Hugo Boss, Kurt Geiger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Studio, Nina Ricci, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, DKNY Jeans and Nine West as well as a Vogue Italia editorial.
On her resume are appearances in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2009, Prinsloo was made a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She has been doing print work for the company as the face for their sub-brand “Pink”. Prinsloo ranked 14th on ‘The Top Sexiest Models’ list by models.com.
She was announced as the face of Australian swimwear brand Seafolly for Summer 2012.
She played the rich girl in the “Rich Girls” music video by The Virgins.
The night before the December 4, 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 December 3 “Ha’awe Make Loa” episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0.
She was married to Adam Levine, the front man for Maroon 5, in 2014.
Name: Behati Prinsloo