Behati Prinsloo is a Namibian model. In 2008, she became the first Victoria’s Secret PINK contract model, and moved on to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. She has walked in nine consecutive Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015). She has opened two Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows in a row (2014 and 2015).
Born Name Behati Prinsloo
Nick Name B
Occupation Fashion Model
Born: May 16, 1989, 29 years and 4 months, Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa, Namibia
Sun Sign Taurus
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Height 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Measurements 34-24-35 in or 86-61-89 cm
Bra Size 32B
Distinctive Features Her smile
Father – Boet (Church Minister)
Mother – Magda (Runs a bed and breakfast)
Prinsloo was born in South Africa, but raised in Grootfontein, Namibia. 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. Her family is Afrikaner and she grew up speaking Afrikaans as her home language; she was educated in English. She attended Grootfontein Secondary School and left after Grade 9 to pursue modelling.
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…”.
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.
Behati 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, Behati 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. After taking a 2-year maternity leave from Victoria’s Secret, Prinsloo is slated to return to the 2018 runway in New York for her 10th show; she will model the 6-million dollar ‘Birds of a Feather Fantasy Bra’ on the runway.
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. 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”, “Cold” and “Wait”.
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.
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.
In May 2012, Prinsloo began dating Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, whom she married in Mexico on 19 July 2014. She gave birth to the couple’s first child, a daughter named Dusty Rose, in September 2016. On September 13, 2017, Prinsloo announced her second pregnancy on her Instagram account. Levine announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they were expecting a girl. On February 16, 2018, it was announced that Prinsloo had given birth to a daughter named Gio Grace.
She is close friends with fellow models Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Women Management – New York
Marilyn Agency – Paris
View Management – Spain
Storm Models – London (Mother Agency)
Behati has walked the ramp for Adore, Ann Taylor Loft, Aquascutum, Bloomingdale’s, DKNY Jeans, Gap, H&M, Hugo Boss, Juicy Couture, Kurt Geiger, Lacoste, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Studio, M by Missoni, Nina Ricci, Nine West, Pink by Victoria’s Secret, Seafolly, Sportmax, The Frye Company, Tommy Hilfiger.
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’s 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.
Justin Gelband is the one who is training this Victoria’s Secret Angel. The celebrity trainer focus at the hips and mainly the rear part of her body. This is her favorite exercise area also. See her workout routine and diet plan.
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’s father is a minister and her mother runs a B&B (Bed & 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’s 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.