Behati Prinsloo is a Namibian fashion model. In 2008, she became a Pink contract model, and moved on to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. She walked in ten Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows (2007–2015; 2018), and opened consecutive Victoria’s Secret Fashion shows in 2014 and 2015.
Nick Name B
Born: May 16, 1989, 33 years old and 8 months, Grootfontein, Namibia
Sun Sign: Taurus
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 5’10” in / 178 cm
Measurements: 34-24-35 in / 86-61-89 cm
Bra Size: 32B
Father – Boet (Church Minister)
Mother – Magda (Runs a bed and breakfast)
Prinsloo was born in Grootfontein, Namibia, then part of South West Africa. Her father was contracted to work in South Africa before she was born, but when she was three years old her family moved back to Namibia. She is the only child of father Boet Prinsloo, who is a church minister. Her mother, Magda (née Rossouw), runs a bed and breakfast. Her family are Afrikaners and she grew up speaking Afrikaans as her native language, although she was later educated in English. She attended Grootfontein Secondary School and left after Grade 9 to pursue modelling.
Her modelling 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…”.
Prinsloo debuted as a Prada Miu Miu Exclusive. Soon after, Juergen Teller photographed her for her debut ad campaign, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and she soon was photographed by Mario Testino and Paolo Roversi for British Vogue and David Sims for W Magazine.
Prinsloo has walked in fashion shows for Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Versace, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, and Yves Saint Laurent.
She has been on the covers of Vogue Spain, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Brasil, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Russia, Vogue Thailand, Elle France, Elle Spain, Elle Italia, Elle Sweden, L’Officiel Netherlands, Marie Claire Greece, Marie Claire South Africa, i-D Magazine, V Magazine, Russh Magazine, 10 Magazine, The Edit, Jalouse, and So It Goes Magazine.
Her ad campaigns include I Love Juicy Couture Fragrance, I Am Juicy Couture Fragrance, Juicy Couture Black Label, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang ‘Do Something’, T by Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, H&M, Nina Ricci, The Gap, Aquascutum, M Missoni, Sportmax, DKNY Jeans, Pepe Jeans, Lancaster, Stefanel, Esprit, Lacoste, Desigual, Seafolly, Nine West, and Raw Spirit Fragrance.
In 2010, Prinsloo designed “Behati Loves Pink” swimsuit capsule collection for Victoria’s Secret. In 2014 she designed a line of denim for THVM. Most recently she designed a fashion and accessories collection for Juicy Couture. Models.com ranks Prinsloo on their lists of ‘The Top Sexiest Models’ as well as their list of ‘The Money Girls’.
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 3 December “Ha’awe Make Loa” episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 playing themselves. 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. Prinsloo appeared in various music videos such as The Virgins‘ “Rich Girls” and Maroon 5‘s “Animals“, “Lost“, and “Girls Like You“.
After taking a two-year hiatus from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, Prinsloo returned to walk in the brand’s 2018 show.
Prinsloo embarked on a charitable trip following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. 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. She was accompanied by a cameraman and his friend, and the resulting short film, Letters to Haiti, debuted 7 December 2011 at Milk Gallery in New York.
In 2012, Prinsloo began dating American musician Adam Levine of the group Maroon 5; they married in Mexico in 2014. They have two daughters: Dusty Rose (born September 2016) and Gio Grace (born February 2018). As of summer 2022, Prinsloo is pregnant with the couple’s third child.
Prinsloo appeared in the 2018 Maroon 5 video “Girls Like You,” along with husband Levine, their daughter Dusty Rose and more than two dozen women celebrities (including Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Cardi B, Gal Gadot, Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish, Lilly Singh and more).
She is close friends with fellow models Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Behati has appeared in one of the music videos. She played the rich girl in the “Rich Girls” music video by ‘The Virgins’ (American Band formed in 2006).
First TV Show
Prinsloo debut show was Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2006 in which she displayed the designs for Amanda Wakeley, Betty Jackson, Clements Ribeiro, Emma Cook, Frost French, Gharani Strok, Jessica Ogden, John Rocha, Julien Macdonald, Marni, Nicole Farhi, Paul Smith, Prada.
Behati Prinsloo Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Home Fries, Scrambled eggs with avocado, Toast, Pizza
Favorite Places – Hawaii (America) and Cape Town (South Africa)
Favorite Drink – Apple Juice (Homemade)
Favorite Book – Wasp Factory (By Iain Banks)
Favorite Face Product – Dermalogica
Favorite Shopping Place – Nolita (or NoLIta) in New York City
Behati Prinsloo Facts
Behati father is a minister and her mother runs a BandB (Bed and Breakfast).
She was discovered in Cape Town, South Africa by model scout Sarah Doukas. At that time, she was 16 and had went there for a holiday.
She has appeared on various magazine covers like Vogue, Telegraph, Elle France, Elle Italia, Muse, Velvet, Marie Claire.
She likes to play basketball.
Her first modeling job was just a shoot of her feet.
Canadian model, Coco Rocha is her close friend.
Prinsloo is the face of Australian swimwear brand Seafolly for Summer 2012.
As of April 2012, she was chosen as the 14th Sexiest Female by models.com.
Candice Swanepoel, fellow model from South Africa is also among Prinsloo close friends.
She has a pet cat, named, Gollum.
She is fluent in both Afrikaans and English language.
If she were not a model, she would have been a marine biologist.
On being asked about the makeup products she uses, Behati said that she doesn’t really use much, but just the Chanel tinted moisturizer is the one she loves.